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VOL. XLI, No. 10 



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Announcement 

The Columbia Graphophone Company announces 
the establishment of an uptown office at 102 West 38th 
Street for its Professional Department, in order to pro- 
vide proper co-operation with those professionals who 
are now making or who may make Columbia records. 

In making this announcement, the Columbia 
Graphophone Company invites communications from 
recognized artists of the vaudeville and legitimate stage, 
also from entertainers of merit, regardless of profes- 
sional rating or whether the artists are appearing on 
big time or small time circuits. 

Musical acts, both vocal and instrumental; mon- 
ologues; imitations; humorous, talking or musical 
novelties are particularly desired— in fact, any act that 
would make an interesting talking machine record. 

Telephone for an appointment or if on the road 
at present, write and arrange NOW for an interview 
when next in New York— appointments will be made so 
as not to interfere with playing time or engagements 
and to suit the convenience of the artist. Come in and 
get acquainted— you will always find a cordial welcome. 

Henry D. King 

Manager Professional Department 

Columbia Graphophone Company 
102 West 38th St., New York City 

Telephone, Greeley 904 





VOL. XLI, No. 10 



NEW YORK CITY, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 1916 



Copyright. 1916 
By VARIETY, Inc. 



PRICE TEN CENTS 



SHUBERTS ADD "THE TRIBUNE" 
TO FIGHTING NEWSPAPER LIST 



Another New York Daily Invites Shuberts' Theatres to Remove 

Advertising. "Trib" Told Truth About Shuberts 9 

"World of Pleasure." Samuel Hopkins Adams 

Threatens "Expose" of Shubert Methods. 



The Shuberts have another fight with 
a big New York daily on their hands, 
and from the course pursued by the 
brothers in their relations with the 
press it looks as though they want to 
fight the newspaper world as one. 

The Shuberts' recent disastrous bat- 
tle with the New York Times has not 
discouraged the Shuberts, apparently, 
although it is said they would be de- 
lighted were the Times to readmit the 
Shuberts' theatres advertising once 
again to its columns. 

The Tribune practically issued an in- 
vitation to the Shuberts to withdraw 
all of their remaining business from 
that sheet by printing a semi-editorial 
in its last Sunday edition, written by 
Samuel Hopkins Adams, which was 
termed an exposure of the Shubert 
methods. The article recited the Shu- 
berts cut down their advertising space 
in "The Trib" after Heywood Broun, 
its critic, had told the truth about "A 
World of Pleasure" when first, pro- 
duced at the Winter Garden, New York, 
by the Shuberts. Later Mr. Broun was 
appointed Sporting Editor on the 
Tribune, and it was made evident in 
Mr. Adams' story the change has 
naught to do with the Shuberts' com- 
plaint (through their advertising agent) 
of Broun's review of the "Pleasure" 
show. 

Upon a letter being received from a 
reader asking the Tribune why it per- 
mitted an advertisement to appear in 
its columns, after the attraction men- 
tioned in the ad had been termed 
"smutty" by the paper's reviewer, the 
Tribune sent a man and wife, not con- 



nected in any way with the newspaper 
or theatrical profession, to return their 
opinion on the "World of Pleasure." 
When they reported they could not sit 
through the whole performance, the 
Tribune refused to take the Winter 
Garden's advertising. 

The Shuberts then decreased their 
usual space in the Tribune, waiting 
probably for that paper to "attempt to 
square it," which the Trib did not do; 
and, although handling the affair as 
though making a grand stand play, the 
Tribune's action following that of the 
Times may have a further salutatory 
effect upon New York theatrical man- 
agers in general who believed for a 
time they could dictate to the New 
York dailies, something they did do in 
two or three instances, back of which 
were probably "inside stories" none of 
those interested would care to have 
made public. 

Sunday the Tribune carried less than 
50 lines of advertising for eight the- 
atres, either exclusively controlled by 
the Shuberts or in which one of their 
attractions was playing. The Princess, 
Lyric and Playhouse were three the- 
atres in the Shubert box, which gave 
the Tribune what is called "full" Sun- 
day copy. The first is Wm. A. Brady's 
theatre, and his wife is the attraction 
there. The second, Lyric, is where A. 
H. Woods presents "Abe Potash and 
Mawruss Perlmutter." and the Princess 
was the third with "Very Good, Eddy," 
the attraction controlled by the Eliza- 
beth Marbury-F. Ray Comstock co- 
interests. Just how the latter house 
managed to give the "Trib" the ad they 
did is a matter of more than passing 
comment, for Ray Comstock is one of 
the staunchest Shubert henchmen. 

Continued on Page 14. 



BAD BOOKING CLASH. 

Cincinnati, Feb. 2. 

Another instance of a bad booking 
clash occurred here this week at the 
big houses. "Watch Your Step" is at 
the Grand and "Within the Loop" at 
the Lyric. 

Sunday "Within the Loop" had prac- 
tically a sell-out. The Boston opera 
company opened at the Music Hall 
Monday and cut into the receipts of 
both musical comedies. 

Neither Manager Theodore Aylward 
of the Grand nor Manager Hubert 
Heuck of the Lyric is happy over the 
prospect for the remainder of the week. 

With Vernon Castle out of the 
"Step" production, it does not go so 
well. 



"TWO IS COMPANY" GONE. 

Chicago, Feb. 2. 

"Two Is Company" has gone the 
way of the storehouse. It played one 
week at the Chicago theatre, and with 
business almost nothing the show was 
pulled off the boards Saturday. 

All of the company excepting the 
featured players, Amelia Stone and 
Armand Kalisz, have returned to New 
York. 

The Chicago will remain dark until 
the Shuberts rush a show in here as a 
stop gap. "Town Topics" is reported 
as underlined for the house later. 



STELLA MAYHEW'S NEW SHOW. 

Boston, Feb. 2. 
Next week at the Majestic Stella 
Mayhew will star in the first perform- 
ances of "A Mix-Up.' 



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HATTIE WILLIAMS' COMEDY. 

The name of the comedy playlet in 
which Hattie Williams will be seen in 
vaudeville is "An Army Widow," writ- 
ten by Grace Livingston Furniss. 



Pop "Follies" for New Circuit. 

Chicago, Feb. 2. 
Among the new shows promised for 
the International Circuit (new Stair & 
Havlin route) next season is a musi- 
cal revue of 40 people in which Bob 
Albert and wife, Ruth F.dna, will be 
featured. The show will be directed by 
Jesse Weil, who plans to make it a pop 
ular-priccd edition of the "Follies." 



BAR ASSN. QUIZZING? 

It is stated somewhat authoritatively 
the New York Bar Association recently 
instituted an inquiry into a number of 
decisions handed down in favor of a 
certain group of theatrical managers. 

The Bar Association may have had 
its attention called to this because a 
suit was directed against show man- 
agers by one of the New York 
dailies and which is still in litiga- 
tion. While the matter is veiled in 
much mystery as far as the layman is 
concerned, there have been itories 
about the paper in question not so long 
ago in the past sending out investiga- 
tors for the confirmation of certain re- 
ports it had received in connection 
with theatrical managers and the 
couits. 

The current report of the Bar Asso- 
ciation investigation is said to bear on 
these points in particular. 



MARSHALL ENLISTED? 

San Francisco, Feb. 2. 
In advices received from Australia 
it is said Edward Marshall, an Ameri- 
can cartoonist, who is playing an ex- 
tended engagement on the Mcintosh 
time in Australia, has enlisted with the 
New Zealand reinforcements which ex- 
pect to see active service in the Euro- 
pean conflict. 



COLONIAL CHANGING. 

A price reduction will occur at 
Keith's Colonial, New York, probably 
Feb. 14, when the scale will not exceed 
50 cents, orchestra. 

The entertainment will continue in 
its present big time vaudeville com- 
position. 

The Alhambra lowered its price list 
two weeks ago. 



LIANE CARRERA MARRYING. 

San Francisco, Feb. 2. 
It's reported Liane Carcrra, daugh- 
ter of Anna Held, will soon marry a 
wealthy business man on the Coast. 



ROWLAND-CARROLL TURN. 

M. S. Bcntham is negotiating for a 
vaudeville joint appearance of Adele 
Rowland with Harry Carroll assisting. 

Miss Rowland was late of "Katinka" 
at the 44th St. theatre. 



CABLES 




London, Jan. 20. 
Herbert Jay, London's latest man- 
ager, is becoming a power in the the- 
atrical world. Having successfully 
launched "A Little Bit of Fluff," which 
is playing to capacity at the Criterion, 
and "The Pedlar of Dreams" at the 
Vaudeville theatre, has has arranged 
in conjunction with Jose G. Levy to 
present a new three-act play entitled 
"Tiger's Cub" at the Garrick Jan. 29. 
It is described as "A Romance of 
Alaska," written by George Porter, 
and in plot and atmosphere suggests 
a story by Bret Harte. 



Arthur Bourchier, by arrangement 
with Sir Herbert Tree, will on Jan. 31 
produce "Mrs. Pretty and the 
Premier," recently produced in the 
provinces with great success. It was 
written by Arthur H. Adams, an Aus- 
tralian journalist, and deals largely 
with politics in Australia. Mr. Bour- 
chier will be supported by (Miss) 
Kyrle Bellew, Bessie Major, Herbert 
Bunstan and Murray Carrington. 

Doris Keane in "Romance" at the 
Lyric has caught on. She has can- 
celled engagements in America in or- 
der to continue the run. On produc- 
tion at the Duke of York's theatre, it 
showed little signs of long life, and it 
was only after being transferred to the 
Lyric "Romance" commenced to pay 
its way, but since Christmas it has 
played to packed houses. 



"Shell Out" at the Comedy will have 
a second edition shortly. Several new 
artists will be introduced, including 
Belle Ashlyn and Billy Gould; also 
Douglas Ascot and Patricia O'Connor, 
while Fred Emney will contribute a 
sequel to his highly amazing vaude- 
ville skit, "A Sister to Assist 'er/» 

Alfred Butt will produce the New 
York success, "Stop, Look, Listen!" 
under the title of "Follow the Crowd" 
(the original title having been appro- 
priated for an English revue), to be 
produced early in February. While 
retaining the whole of Irving Berlin's 
music, the new book will be by Arthur 
Wimperis and Hartley Carrick. The 
production is intended to eclipse any- 
thing Mr. Butt has yet given the pub- 
lic, and the strong cast includes Ethel 
Levey, Fay Compton, Joseph Coyne. 
Robert Hale, and other favorites. 
There will be fewer characters in the 
Empire production, and the manage- 
ment claims to have secured ei«ht 
girls with the most beautiful figures 
ever seen on any stage. 

The war has practically killed ex- 
tensive "library deals." Formerly a 
first-class success led to the libraries 
buying up the best seats for months 
ahead, but now it is a hand-to-mouth 
business, and scats arc rarely booked 
many days in advance; but business 
continues good both at \ho variety 
and legitimate theatres. 



F. R. Benson will give his lecture, 
"Shakespeare and the War," at the 
Haymarket Friday afternoon, Jan. 28. 
when the annual distribution of the 
prizes of the British Empire Shake- 
spearean Society for essays and elocu- 
tion will be made by the president, 
Princess Marie Louise of Schleswig- 
Holstein. 



Clare Romaine has been sued by 
Foster's Agency to recover $100 for 
preparing contracts for her in Aus- 
tralia during 1915. In March, 1915, she 
requested the proprietors of the halls 
in Australia to postpone engagements 
until October, 1916, as there was a risk 
of being torpedoed while traveling. 
This was agreed to, but Foster, learn- 
ing of the postponement, issued a writ 
Sept. 23, which was before the date on 
which any of the engagements would 
be performed even if they had not 
been postponed. The Judge held that 
the defendant was honestly afraid of 
traveling owing to submarines and 
that no doubt the contracts would be 
duly performed later; he gave judg- 
ment for the defendant with costs. 



Oswald Stoll's mother officiated at 
the box office Jan. 10, when he took 
over the management of the Alhambra. 
This has been her invariable custom 
at all her son's new ventures in order 
to bring luck to the enterprise. 

English opera has received a great 
stimulus at the Shaftesbury theatre, for 
no fewer than three new English operas 
have been produced since Christmas, 
which is unprecedented of English 
opera, or in opera in English, which is 
a very different thing. Madame Liza 
Lehman's setting of "Everyman" led 
the way, followed by Sir Charles Stan- 
ford's delightful version of Sheridan's 
"The Critic," and now we have Dr. 
Ethel Smyth's operatic setting of 
W. W. Jacob's humorous story, "The 
Boatswain's Mate." Had there been 
no war the latter would haVe been pro- 
duced somewhere in Germany last 
March, and the score was published by 
a Viennese firm in anticipation. British 
opera goers are chary of new works 
and prefer to hear operas with which 
they are familiar to patronizing a new 
opera, even by an English composer. 



Lena A sli well's concert party, which 
favored the military hospitals at the 
front, put in a strenuous Christmas 
<lay, working continuously in the 
various wards of base hospitals for 
>cven hours, which is something of a 
record. 



Charles Harper and Frank Curzon 
will produce at the Playhouse Jan. 27 
the new comedy by H. M. Harwood 
i ntitled "Please Help Emily." The cast 
is especially strong and includes 
Charles Hawtrey, Paul Arthur, Fred 
Kerr. Eric Lewis, P. R. Hignett, Lottie 
\ ennc, Helen Hayes and Gladys 
< oopei. 



MELODRAMA WITH PUNCH. 

London, Feb. 2. 

Herbert Jay's production of "The 
Tiger's Cub," was presented at the 
Garrick Jan. 29. It is a full-blooded 
Alaska mining camp story and can be 
set down as a successful melodrama 
with a punch. 

The author is George Potter, an 
Englishman serving in the trenches. 

Madge Titheradge is in the leading 
female role. 



NORWORTH STAYS IN. 

London, Feb. 2. 

After handing in his notice with the 
MacLellan revue, Jack Norworth, 
booked to open at the Coliseum last 
week. 

About that time business at the 
Queen's took a turn for the better and 
the revue producer had to negotiate 
with Oswald Stoll for Norworth's re- 
tention. 



GOING TO WAR 

London, Feb. 2. 
Among the enlistments for the army 
are Benny Dillon, an ex-jockey and 
husband of Marie Lloyd, and Sam 
Mayo, a music hall comic 



"Emily" Farce of Little Merit 

London, Feb. 2. 
The Charles Hawtrey-Frank Curzon 
production of "Please Help Emily" 
had its premiere at the Playhouse Jan. 
27 and proved a conventional farce of 
little merit, with an all-star cast. 



"Shrew" Successfully Revived. 

London, Feb. 2. 
Oscar Asche and Lily Brayton suc- 
cessfully revived "The Taming of the 
Shrew" at the Apollo, Jan. 29. 



Comedy Bike Act in "One." 

London, Feb. 2. 

The Ritchie troupe of comedy bicy- 
clists are a big scream at the Drury 
Lane panto. They work in "one" rid- 
ing their comedy bikes across the stage. 

It is probably the first time such an 
act has done its act before the "front 
cloth." 




HITCHCOCK POSTPONED. 

London, February 2. 

The proposed opening over here of 
Raymond Hitchcock under the manage- 
ment of Alfred Butt in a new piece 
that was to have gone on at the Gaiety, 
has fallen through, and Mr. Hitchcock 
will first present himself to a London 
audience during March in a musical 
comedy written by Fred Thompson 
and Howard Talbot. 

The Hitchcock-Butt contract wenf 
into effect February 1, from which datt 
the American comedian draws salary. 

"To-night's the Night," holding over 
at the Gaiety, interfered with the Butt 
plan for Hitchcock at that house. His 
new show may go on at Daly's. 

A couple of New York managers 
tried to secure Raymond Hitchcock for 
engagements over here, when hearing 
his London opening had been post- 
poned. A. H. Woods has a piece he 
could use Hitchcock for and Woods 
cabled Alfred Butt, asking the latter 
if he wished to release Hitchcock. Pat 
Casey also cabled to the other side 
for him. 

RUBENS OF TEUTONIC DESCENT. 

London, February 2. 

Paul Rubens, the popular English 
composer, was signally honored at the 
beginning of the war due to his efforts 
in writing and setting to music the 
most effective recruiting song, "Your 
King and Your Country Need You," 
which Rubens succeeded in having sung 
at every music hall in London at the 
same time and continuing, in many in- 
stances, for weeks. 

It now leaks out Rubens is of Teu- 
tonic ancestry and that his parents are 
even now restricted from traveling 
further than a five mile radius from 
their English domicile, which rule is 
applied to all enemy aliens. 



PLAYS IN PARIS. 

Paris, January 20. 

The plays now in Paris are as follows: 

"Deux Vestales" (Gymnase); "Kit" 
("Man Who Stayed at Home") (Bouf- 
fes); "Le Poilu" (Palais Royal); "Ex- 
ploits D'Une Petite Francaise" (Chate- 
let); "Cocade De Mimi Pinson" 
(Apollo); "Madame Sans Gene" (Re- 
jane); "Puce a L'Oreille" (Renais- 
sance); "Miquette et sa Mere" (Vari- 
etes); "Chemincau" (Sarah Bern- 
hardt); "Anna Karerine" (Porte St. 
Martin); "L'Enfer Des Revues" (Ci- 
gale); "Cabiria" (picture) (Vaudeville); 
"Quo Vadis" (picture) (Casino de 
Paris); "Belle Aventure" (Antoine); 
"Sherlock Holmes" (Ambigu); "28 
Jours de Glairette" (Theatre des Arts); 
Opera (Opera Comique) repertoire 
(Comedie Francaise, Odeon). 



NEW GRAND OPERA. 

London, Feb. 2. 
A new grand opera, based upon a 
story by W. W. Jacobs, and entitled 
"The Boatswain's Mate," music by 
Ethel Smyth, was successfully pro- 
duce! at the Shaftesbury Jan. 28. 



This is not a picture of 

FRANK VAN HOVEN 

Hut a reproduction of the features of hi 
MJKE, who is NOT playing the Gus Sun 



s brother 
Circuit. 



Clay Smith's Clever Partner. 

Clay Smith has found a clever girl 
in Edith Dr;iv-on. They are playing 
at the AMv.'.ch in "Babes in the 
Woods,'' and ! ive arranged with Jack 
Norworth to lo his musical playlet, 
"\ Synonati 1 Romance," in the music 
1 ills it thr conclusion of the Aldwych 
i 'igagemeM. 



VAUDEVILLE 



"PROTECTED MATERIAL" DEP'T. 
UNDER VARIETY'S DIRECTION 



Paper Opens Recording Division Where Artists May File in 
Sealed Packages Stage Originations for Future Protec- 
tion Against Copyists or Charge of Plagiarism. 
Publicity Better Protector Than Copyright. 



Believing publicity is the best pro- 
tector for the theatrical player through 
the possible notoriety that may attend 
exposure of "material" theft, Variety 
announces the installation in its New 
York office of a "Protected Material" 
Department, for the sole purpose (and 
without charge of any kind or nature 
to the player involved) of protecting 
an originator of stage dialogue, busi- 
ness or title. 

The curse of vaudeville is the theft 
of material. Theft discourages, dis- 
heartens and depresses an originator 
or creator of anything new to the 
vaudeville stage, whether it be dialogue, 
"business" or title. 

Under Dialog may be included 
'gags," "wheezes," "lines" or "conver- 
sation." The originator for stage use 
is the one who first employs either 
of them upon the stage, whether they 
were original with the player, pur- 
chased from a writer, suggested by 
someone or secured from any source 
not directly connected with the stage 
(such as newspapers or periodicals). 

Under Business may be included 
comedy situations, comedy movements, 
comedy formations of principals, any 
kind of straight or comedy tricks by 
a straight, semi-straight or comedy 
"dumb" act, and anything that is un- 
derstood to be considered as "busi- 
ness" upon the stage, when used for 
the first time, the origination or crea- 
tion of "business" to be judged in the 
same manner as mentioned for Dialog. 

Under Titles may be included any 
title or subtitle or billing descrip- 
tion of player, act, sketch, show or 
play, when first employed for use on 
the stage, the origination or creation 
of that title or sup-title to be judged 
for priority in the same manner as 
mentioned for Dialog. 

The originator or creator may for- 
ward to Variety's Protected Material 
Department a letter containing the 
bare facts, reduced to writing, deserib 
ing what is to be recorded, and the 
letter must be sealed on the back of 
the envelope with sealing wax, con- 
taining either a monogram or a stamp, 
or some other form of sealing to pre- 
vent opening, without detection, to 
ever prevent a charge againsi Varikty 
the envelope had been opened in its 
office before permission to do so bad 
been given by the owner of it Nam'- 
of owner to be written nn tin- froi < 
of the envelope. 

Variety will acknowledge the receipt 
of all letters when received, and i<> 
secure official evidence of trn* deliver;, 
of such a letter, it is suggested it U 
registered, marked "Receipt Request ■<!' 



and addressed to Protected Material, 
Varikty, New York City. 

The owner of a Protected Material 
letter placed with Variety may with- 
draw it at any time. 

Upon a complaint being entered of a 
piracy charge, Variety (without publi- 
cation of any details at that time) will 
investigate, notifying the persons con- 
cerned, and if controversy resolves it- 
self into a matter that the recorded 
letter in the Protected Material De- 
partment may settle, the owner of that 
letter will be requested for permission 
to open it, either in his presence or in 
the presence of someone appointed by 
him. A refusal to permit the opening 
of a recorded letter or the withdrawal 
of a recorded letter while an argument 
is under way connecting the owner of 
the letter withdrawn, will be construed 
as confession of guilt upon the part of 
the owner. 

Following an investigation after a 
charge by the owner of a recorded let- 
ter of a theft of his original material, 
and the "lifter" is unable or does not 
present a reasonable defense, or re- 
fuse to remove or leave alone there- 
after the stolen material, Variety will 
thereupon print all the facts in the 
case, stamping the "lifter" as a "ma- 
terial thief," detailing all matter that 
may have been stolen. 

Letters may be recorded in the Pro- 
tected Material Department by all 
players of both sexes upon the theatri- 
cal stage. 

The question of the protection of 
original material has been a problem 
to the variety players for as long as 



there has been variety. Someone 
originates or creates, and another 
"steals," eventually the "lifter" often 
claiming the stolen matter as his own. 
This is not alone injurious to the 
originator, or creator, but, as has fre- 
quently happened, the originator has 
been accused of "lifting" or "copying" 
his "own stuff." 

The value of a "good bit" of "busi- 
ness" or a "gag" or "title" is readily 
recognized, not alone in the variety 
branch o^ the profession, but by all 
show business. Neither is so easy to 
secure that the originator feels called 
upon to pass over lightly any of his 
material that has been "stolen," no 
more so than the jeweler on one side 
of a street could break the window of 
the competitor on the other side, grab- 
bing a handful of jewels on the plea 
the man stolen from did not need it 
while he, the thief, did, nor that the 
man robbed could get some other jew- 
els just as good, whilst the thief was 
unable to do that. 

It amounts to the same thing, 
morally, for a player depending upon 
"material," as it is understood in 
vaudeville, musical comedy and bur- 
lesque, has only that "material" as his 
stock in trade (perhaps excepting "per- 
sonality"). 

"Lifting" is not confined or has not 
been to any one theatrical field. 
Vaudeville complains against musical 
comedy, musical comedy complains 
against vaudeville, and burlesque com- 
plains against both, with both com- 
plaining against burlesque. "Lifting" 
has even extended to farcical and 
straight comedy pieces where come- 
dians in cither have been allowed to 
interpolate. The complaints heard 
could be mentioned in a variety of 
ways to about completely cover the 
speaking stage. 

In vaudeville the "lifting" has often 
been attempted by fellow players on 
. the big time. The stealing of material 
for small time use is a theatrical scan- 
dal, for the minute protection afforded 
original material in that branch. 

"Copying" or "lifting" has likewise 
been indulged in by the theatrical 



PROTECTED MATERIAL 

From this date there will be received and recorded by 

VARIETY 

Dialog, "Buainess," and Titles from any 

Player or Act in Theatricals 

that may wish to have originality protected to the extent of tiling 
written accounts of the dialog, business or titles when first used 
on the stage, and where obtained (if the player wishes to divulge 
that information). 

Send Under Seal 

with the understanding the seal is not to be broken excepting with 
the permission of the owner of the envelope, to attest his or her 
originality upon a complaint or contest as to the rightful moral 
owner of the dialog, business or title. 

Acknowledgment will be made by VARIKTY of each envelope 
received for filing, and an official receipt mav be obtained bv regis- 
tering the letter, addressing it to 

Protected Material Dept., Variety, New York City. 



papers. Variety has seen each of its 
originations for a theatrical weekly 
adopted either bodily or in part by one 
or more of its competitors. In one in- 
stance at least a contemporary has 
tried to imitate Variety's style of make 
up, not to mention other things. 

Variety does not claim the theatrical 
trade paper creation of an attempt to 
protect original material. The Clipper 
started such a department a couple of 
years ago, terming it a "Registration 
Bureau." Variety will concede the 
publishing originality of this idea to 
the New York Clipper, if the Clipper 
will print affidavits from members of 
its staff, showing where the idea came 
from, who worked it out and how the 
Clipper happened to secure it. If the 
Clipper will do that, Variety will print 
affidavits from two members of its staff 
to the effect that the same idea exactly 
as the Clipper published it ahead of 
Variety was in type for publication in 
the Friday issue of VXriety that week 
when the Clipper used it the preceding 
Wednesday. As might be said, "it 
could have been a coincidence." 
Variety never took the trouble to look 
into it, merely deferring the plan until 
the Clipper allowed it to lapse. 

In any investigation Variety makes 
on an accusation of stolen material it 
will be conducted as fairly as it is pos- 
sible to be done. Professional ethics 
or courtesy in the matter of lifted ma- 
terial have been so utterly disregarded, 
Variety's plan should have a beneficent 
effect, for the good of the show busi- 
ness and the morale of the player in 
general. 

The professional who can lay claim 
to a classification of "performer" in 
the true sense has too much pride in 
self and work to stand convicted of 
"lifting." That professional will go to 
any lengths to relieve a charge of theft 
that may be made, nor docs he or she 
even wish their name to be publicly 
mentioned in connection with such a 
charge. Understanding this phase is 
why Variety agrees not to publish any 
facts or details of an investigation 
through the Protected Material De- 
partment until the occasion should de- 
mand it, by one or another of the in- 
terested parties refusing to admit a just 
conclusion on the facts as they may 
be presented. 

Nor will Variety, while operating iti 
Protected Material Department, pub- 
lish any list of letters recorded or own- 
ers of letters who may file them. 
Variety believes the possibility of un- 
desirable publicity will do more to 
cleanse the stolen material atmosphere 
than anything else might, and it is will- 
ing to take up this burden in all of its 
sidelights to accomplish that end. 

No complaints will be received from 
a third party. A third party, if wish- 
ing to enter a complaint of stolen ma- 
terial seen or heard upon the stage, 
must forward the information to the 
party he believes morally owns the 
material. A complaint will be received 
from any owner of material, whether 
lie or she has filed a letter in the Pro- 
tected Material Department or not. 

The Protected Material Department 
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VAUDEVILLE 



MANAGER OF WESTERN HOUSES 
DISAPPEARS NOT PAYING ACTS 



Harry Sodini, Manager of Orpheum, Moline, 111., and Family, 

Clinton, la., Skipped On Wednesday of Last Week. 

None of the Acts At Either Theatre Were Paid. 

Second Middlewest Manager to Disappear 

This Season Leaving Shortage. 



Chicago, Feb. 2. 

Harry Sodini, manager of the Or- 
pheum, Moline, 111., and Family, Clin- 
ton, la., suddenly disappeared Wednes- 
day night, overlooking, in his haste to 
depart, the usual formality of paying 
salaries to the several acts playing the 
first part of the week at both theatres. 
The houses were supplied with their 
programs by the Western Vaudeville 
Managers' Association, Sodini having 
but recently completed arrangements 
for a new franchise for his holdings, 
after jumping around with indifferent 
success to the several other booking 
agencies in Chicago. 

At the Clinton house the Sunday per- 
formances were played to capacity audi- 
ences, the bill including the Empire 
Comedy Four, "The New Leader/' 
Belle Oliver, Willie Hale and Bra, 
Josie O'Mears and Bro., and the Bou- 
dini Bros. This bill played a four-day 
stand and when Wednesday arrived 
became anxious as to their salaries. 
Investigation led to the disappearance 
of Sodini and a small-sized riot among 
the artists. The same state of affairs 
existed at Moline where the bill car- 
ried the Australian Woodchoppers, 
Barnes and Barron, Charles Semon, 
Graham and Randall and Three Kelsey 
Sisters. 

Following the comment anent So- 
dini's getaway, comes a yarn that some 
time ago when the Clinton Amusement 
Co. was trying several policies without 
success several members of the W. V. 
M. A. booking staff lost money in the 
project. With the present condition 
it is doubtful if any of the men will 
recover their coin. 

The Sodini affair, following close on 
the heels of Vic Hugo's disappearance, 
has filled the middle west with all kinds 
of predictions. A great number of the 
smaller towns carry vaudeville theatres 
built by local capital but promoted by 
outside interests. The plan was put 
before local money men by the pro- 
moter who gave all his time and en- 
ergy to the project for a percentage of 
the receipts and a weekly salary as 
manager. Nothing prevented the pro- 
moter from "going south" with more 
than his portion of profits as long as 
the house showed a weekly gain over 
expenses. 

The Hugo affair, as told in Cedar 
Rapids, carried a comedy side in so far 
as Hugo, resenting the curiosity of his 
stockholders, would instruct his treas- 
urer to "fine 'em $50 for coming 
around." Sodini's failure however was 
solely the result of an indifferent and 
loose business method. He was never 
a roaring success, but gambled on the- 



atrical chances with a small percentage 
in his favor. When the present blow- 
off came, it seems Sodini realized his 
impossibility to meet the issue and de- 
cided to run out with what was left. 

Arrangements were made this week 
for the Orpheum, Clinton, to continue 
its vaudeville policy. Messrs. Lannigan 
& Kehoe, hotel and drygoods mer- 
chants of Clinton, take over the house. 
It's fixed for the Clinton house to book 
through the Association. 

The Moline house is expected to re- 
main dark indefinitely. However, 
there are some theatrical men who re- 
gard Moline as a good vaudeville town, 
and if they can land the house will try 
to arrange for W. V. M. A. bookings. 



"THE EYE TEST." 

Harry Swift, manager of Keith's 
Harlem opera house, has brought out 
another publicity stunt that is holding 
the people in front of his theatre on 
125th street. It is "the eye test." A 
large sign with variously sized printed 
lines, such as one sees at an oculist's, 
is in plain view of the passersby, who 
are invited to test their sight through 
the lens. The first line tells of the cheap 
admission, and each line, in increased 
size type, mentions other attractive 
matters in the show on the inside. 

Last week the opera house had to 
repeat on Thursday its "Oriental 
Night" of the evening before. Wednes- 
day is the regular night for the event 
but the overflow that evening caused 
the repeat, which packed the house. 
Women's wear is mostly given away, 
by drawings. 

AGAIN PLAYING KEITH CIRCUIT 




TAKING PUBLICITY PLANS. 

A publicity feat that has been pro- 
moted quite successfully this season in 
the interest of Violet MacMillan (in 
vaudeville) includes in its scope mer- 
chants of a town advertising Miss Mac- 
Millan as advocating or recommending 
their wa r es. This occurs during Miss 
MacMillan's current engagement, the 
advertisements, carrying the girl's pic- 
ture, appearing together or singly. A 
couple of weeks ago in Wilkes-Barre 
the local daily had nearly two pages 
of ads. in one issue, each calling atten- 
tion to the vaudeville attraction as well 
us the store that did the advertising. 

Interest is aroused in Miss Mac- 
Millan through advance reference to 
her "Cinderella feet." She is a tiny bit 
of a young woman. 

Another billing campaign that has 
attracted attention of late is that 
used for Dorothy Regel, when she 
is headlining a vaudeville program 
in her new act, "The Girl at the Cigar 
Stand." This week Miss Regel is 
playing at Keith's Columbus. The town 
is literally plastered with bills announc- 
ing her and one or two are on every 
street car. Miss Regel did the same 
thing when headlining at Grand Rap- 
ids 



DE VRIES BOOKING DISAGREEMENT 

A disagreement over the right of 
commission due for the placing of 
Henri de Vries in his protean specialty 
over the Orpheum Circuit is to be de- 
cided in the United Booking Offices. 

The Pat Casey agency booked de 
Vries for his engagement at the Palace, 
New York, last week. During it the 
Orpheum Circuit, on instructions from 
Martin Beck, accepted the turn for the 
entire Orpheum tour. This also went 
through the Casey office. 

Immediately the II. B. Marinclli 
agency entered a protest and also de- 
manded the commission on the de 
Vries act by virtue, as it claimed, of an 
understanding with the U. B. O.^ giving 
it the sole right to book foreign acts 
on the big time. De Vries is a for- 
eigner (Holland). 

It is one of many like instances that 
have arisen since Marinelli re-entered 
the United Offices, and it is likely the 
Casey agency will vigorously press its 
prior right, since the actual service 
rendered by Casey in securing the act 
is beyond dispute. 



BROWN-KLEIN INTERCHANGE. 

Chamberlain Brown and Arthur 
Klein completed a deal this week 
whereby the latter will handle all of 
the former's stars in connection with 
vaudeville bookings. 

Brown will retain their management 
for legitimate engagements. 

One of the first acts Klein will handle 
under the agreement will be the com- 
bination of Howard Estabrook and 
Leah Winslow in the sketch "Close- 
up." 



GERMANS IN CANADA. 

Chicago, February 2. 

For the first time since the war 
caused alarm among native-born per- 
sons from countries now fighting the 
Allies, acts composed of able-bodied 
men of German extraction are playing 
Canadian vaudeville theatres. Several 
have already filled dates across the 
border without molestation. Tommy 
Burchill, of the Western Vaudeville 
Managers' Association, who books 
some of the Canadian time, is in receipt 
of a letter from Bert Farnum, manager 
of the Orpheum, Fort William (Can- 
ada), saying Germans may play his 
house without fear of interruption but 
must refrain from making any sort of 
demonstration in favor of their native 
land. The same state of affairs exists 
in Winnipeg. 

The Great Santell (German) has al- 
ready played Winnipeg and the last 
half of last week was in Fort William. 
Santell so far has gone through his 
Canadian engagements without any 
trouble through being born on soil in- 
tensely hated by the English folks. 

Murphy and Klein during the first 
part of January filled dates in Fort 
William and Winnipeg. Klein's a Ger- 
man. For the Canadian times, how- 
ever, he changed his name to read 
"Kline." 



FULLER W. V. M. A. BOOKING. 

Chicago, Feb. 2. 

The first booking in the understand- 
ing between the Fuller Circuit of Aus- 
tralia and the Western Vaudeville 
Managers' Association here, has been 
announced. The acts were engaged 
through Roy Murphy, representing 
Fuller, and Paul Gourdon, acting for 
the Association. 

The turns are to sail Feb. 8 from 
San Francisco on the Sierra for Syd- 
ney. They leave with a 12 weeks' con- 
tract over there on the Fuller time, 
each contract carrying an option for 
from 20 to 50 weeks longer, and suc- 
cessful turns may play in the Fuller 
theatres for two years or more. Re- 
turning home the acts will stop off at 
Honolulu for three weeks, and upon 
reaching San Francisco will be taken 
in hand for further routing by the As- 
sociation. 

The acts sailing are Madge Maitland, 
Ray Monde, Freddie James, The Flem- 
ings, The Littlejohns, Estelle Wor- 
dette and Co. 



YONKERS OPENING. 

Proctor's Yonkers opened Monday 
with an eight-act bill. The house, with 
a seating capacity of 2,200, is owned by 
Charles Robinson of Albany and Eddie 
Mack, the Broadway tailor. 

Three shows will be played daily 
with the supper show starting at 4:15 
and ending at 7:30, at which time the 
house will be emptied for the evening 
show (all seats reserved). 

The opening performance had a 
packed attendance with no "paper" out. 



M IJ AR E S 

WORLD'S FOREMOST WIRE WALKER 
The "dumb act" that is featured in electric 

liKbtn. Jan. 31, Columbus; Feb. 7, Toledo; Feb. 

14, Grand Rapids. 

Direction, MAX HART. 



Arthur Holman has been engaged to 
play leads with Denham Players in 
Denver. 



If you don't advertise In VARIETY, 
don't advertise 



RENAMED KEITH'S. 

Dayton, O., Feb. 2. 
The Colonial, which will house the 
big time vaudeville bills commencing 
Feb. 14, will be renamed Keith's 
theatre. 



VARIETY 



WITH THE WOMEN 

By The Skirt 



That sterling combination, Julia 
Sanderson, Donald Brian and Joseph 
Cawthorn, have a sure fire hit in 
"Sybil" at the Liberty. The success 
may be due to the fact that Mr. Caw- 
thorn does not play on his accordion 
during the performance. Mr. Caw- 
thorn has some very funny lines. 
Many are reminiscent, for instance the 
telling of the bird that flies backwards 
to keep the dust out of his eyes, as 
used by Tom McNaughton in "The 
Spring Maid." Mr. Brian dances pret- 
tier than ever and is very good look- 
ing in the white uniform and military 
cape. Miss Sanderson is very sweet 
but inclined to whine a little when 
singing. She wears a chartreuse col- 
ored chiffon made in Russian blouse 
fashion with a metal girdle. A hand- 
some evening cloak was of shiny fish 
scales with collar and cuffs of chin- 
chilla. In the second act a long 
waisted dress of silver had a skirt of 
blue chiffon. In a boudoir gown Miss 
Sanderson made a poor choice. A 
coat of orchid chiffon trimmed at the 
throat, arm pits and around the bot- 
tom was most unbecoming. In it 
Miss Sanderson looked quite insigni- 
ficant alongside Josephine Whittell, 
who' wore a handsomely draped blue 
velvet tea gown. Miss Whittell's dress 
in the second act was of green and 
mauve. The chorus was dressed 
mostly in the Russian style, but a few 
modern costumes found their way 
into the production. The girls were 
inclined to allow their dresses to slop 
over their shoulders in a slovenly fash- 
ion. The opening of the third act 
found all the choristers in costly eve- 
ning coats of velvet, trimmed in fur. 
The green coats were especially good 
looking. Maisie Gay is very much on 
the Connie Ediss type. A peculiar 
thing about Miss Gay is she has a 
young and an old side to her face. 
Miss Gay looks far better in evening 
than afternoon dress. The latter was 
of orange velvet, with an overdress of 
grey tulle and trimmed in leaves. Her 
evening frock was in gold with the 
sides of blue velvet. 

The Columbia has a show this week 
quite worth while. It is "The Liberty 
Girls," and the principal comedian is 
Jack Conway, an amusing Irishman. 
The show could easily be made one of 
the best on the "wheel." The girls 
in the opening number were dressed 
in yellow and blue, but a few were 
wearing cotton stockings. A "Dixie" 
number was well done in white tights 
with black velvet jackets embroidered 
in silver. As policemen the girls looked 
well in the tights with blue jackets and 
gold buttons. A Harem scene neatly 
worked up, but a disappointment came 
when the girls were discovered wear- 
ing red satin skirts instead of tights. 
Etta Joerns, the principal woman, is 
pretty and rather plump. She wears 
good looking clothes. Her first dress 
is a bodice of jet with a short skirt of 
black tulle over a train of satin. This 
dress would be improved were the 
satin removed and another skirt of 



tulle added. A yellow charmeuse 
gown was very good looking. The 
double skirt was scalloped and trimmed 
in black daisies. A flop leghorn hat 
was becoming. In purple tights Miss 
Joerns looked most fetching, and has 
a pleasing soprano voice. Another 
girl with a good voice is Kathryn 
Dickey. Miss Dickey wore a two- 
flounce dress of black tulle edged in 
jet. Some Irish songs were sung by 
her in a yellow taffeta short waisted 
dress having a black bodice. A re- 
markably fast act with this show is 
the Flying Sherwoods. They are a 
man and woman who do some lightning 
tricks on a trapeze. 

Loew's American the first half had 
an amusing bill. Howard and Lyman, 
two young fellows in a dancing act, 
open the show. They costume the act 
neatly, doing an Irish reel in brown 
velvet knickers and green jackets. 
Bauer and Saunders, two girls in a 
singing act, open in crystal lace frocks 
made in three tiers. The other two 
changes are hardly worth while. Jane 
Laurence, billed as a "musical comedy 
star," hasn't the voice for such billing. 
Miss Laurence dresses well, although 
the white stockings and slippers don't 
go with the costumes worn. A violet 
tulle frock was followed by a black 
net over gold lining. The long waist 
was in jet. A third change was of pale 
orchid tulle made very full with a coat 
effect. Emma O'Neil looked enormous 
in a white tulle and crystal. A better 
looking dress was of black net having 
a jet bodice. The skirt had bands of 
black satin. Red stockings and slip- 
pers added to this costume. Nellie 
Kingsbury (with Roscoe E. Munson) 
wore a hideous pink satin dress trimmed 
in green and ecru lace. The dress was 
supposed to be for a masquerade — and 
it looked it. 

It remained for Norton and Lee, 
next to closing at the Colonial Mon- 
day, to receive the famous Colonial clap 
of approval. Ruby Norton's clothes 
are the same as when at the Palace 



VAUDEVILLE'S 
DAINTIEST DAINTY MAID 




a few weeks back, and they show hard 
usage. Maude Fealy seemed over- 
dressed in a white lace two-flounce 
dress with a sweater coat and cap of 
pink and white stripes. Her sketch, 
"The Turn of the Tide," is drivel. 
Was it Alma Tell who played with the 
"Passion Play of Washington Square" 
at the Palace a few weeks ago? At 
any rate, she seemed new to me, also 
Kathran Staunton. The dresses, how- 
ever, are exact copies of those worn 
before. Katharine Witchie and Ralph 
Riggs stand high up as a dancing team. 
If they*only wouldn't singl Miss Wit- 
chie dances first in an ankle-length 
dress of white net with a satin basque. 
The skirt is trimmed in white and pink 
flowers. Two ballet dresses followed 
this, one of white and the other black 
and silver. 

An hour watching the film play, 
"Pudd'nhead Wilson," is well spent. 
Theodore Roberts perfectly imperson- 
ates Wilson. Every detail is carried 
out. Jane Wolf, as the mulatto mother, 
does very well. Florence Dagmae, as 
Rossena, looks very sweet and girlish 
in the clothes of an early period. 

Helen Ware screens well in "Secret 
Love," and was most picturesque in the 
pit girl's costume, consisting of 
trousers tucked into heavy shoes with 
a shirtwaist and very short canvas 
skirt. Miss Ware's hair, underneath a 
large felt hat, falls about her shoulders. 
The picture calls for some heavy work 
and Miss Ware handles a pick axe like 
a veteran. The feature employs hun- 
dreds of people, all costumed correctly. 
Later Miss Ware wears a dress of 
white, made after the fashion of 50 
years ago. Dixey Carr was very pretty 
in the polonaise dresses of that period. 

"The Spider" had Pauline Frederick, 
more beautiful than ever, in this fea- 
ture film. The story calls for hand- 
some dressing, and Miss Frederick's 
costumes were all that could be de- 
sired. Posing as Cleopatra, an elab- 
orate Egyptian gown was worn with 
a superb mantle. One neglige was 
made from a shawl with wide fringe. 
An evening gown was made in long 
straight lines of a costly material. A 
wrap was of velvet, made very full, 
and trimmed with white fur. All of 
Miss Frederick's gowns follow the long, 
clinging lines. As a young flower girl 
in the picture Miss Frederick was ex- 
tremely girlish. 



Valli Valli proves that all pretty 
women do not register well in pic- 
tures. In "The Woman Pays" any 
one who hadn't seen Miss Valli on the 
stage would believe she was an ordi- 
nary looking girl. But if her face 
didn't show up as well as it should, 
her art did. The picture doesn't teil 
an absorbing story, but it gives Miss 
Valli an opportunity to wear some 
pretty gowns. A wedding scene 
looked most real and the gown worn 
by Miss Valli was lovely. A court 
train and veil were artistically,, 
arranged. 



dancer is wearing a white taffeta caught 
up in puffs and elaborately trimmed in 
crystals. A Dolly Vardon hat is most 
chic. Irene Olsen, at Churchill's also, 
is wearing SOME diamonds for a ca- 
baret singer. Miss Olsen might be 
generous and give her job to some one 
who really needs the money, for ac- 
cording to her $100,000 pure white 
necklace, she doesn't. 

Sunday night at the Hippodrome is 
always a treat, and last Sunday it was 
more enjoyable, though Mr. Sousa was 
sadly missed; Herbert Clark did very 
well in Mr. Sousa's place, nevertheless. 
Maggie Teyte was a young riot. 
Miss Teyte sang eight songs, among 
which "Comin' Through the Rye" and 
"The Last Rose of Summer" were con- 
spicuously missing. Mrs. Vernon Cas- 
tle changed her costume three times, 
and although pretty dancing frocks 
they didn't come up to the elaborate- 
ness one expects of this dancer. 

Muriel Ostriche is of the type of 
young girl so popular at present on 
the film. Very blonde and small of 
stature, with large blue eyes, Miss 
Ostriche screens well. In the feature, 
"Babette," she is a young circus per- 
former who discovers a rich father. 
In ballet skirts a short dance is done 
by Miss Ostriche. Becoming the 
daughter of a rich daddy, Babette 
dresses accordingly, and from then on 
Muriel shows several pretty summer 
frocks. 

With Robert Warwick in the feature, 
"Fruits of Desire," Madaline Traverse 
being a factory girl doesn't have any 
opportunity of showing a wardrobe, but 
she looked very pretty in a calico pina- 
fore. After a time she becomes a nurse, 
and a stunning one, too. Dorothy 
Fairchild in the same picture was rather 
dowdy in her dressing. 

Edna Mayo in the second episode of 
the "Mary Page" serial wears a good 
looking tailored suit and small turban. 
The skirt was semi-full, with the coat 
three-quarter in length, having a nar- 
row belt. A high collar was faced in 
white. 

Mabel Normand in the comedy pic- 
ture, "He Did and He Didn't," wears 
a dinner gown of black. The skirt is 
full and the bodice was surplussed. A 
neglige of white with a boudoir cap was 
her only other costume. 



DOROTHY MEUTHER 

Who enjoyed hutfe success at Keith'* Bush- 

ick last week. 

All papers praise this Dainty Maid. 



What a difference a few weeks at 

Churchill's has made in the dressing 
of the dancing team, Lovejoy and Sul- 
livan. At present the pretty little girl 



JOE SCHENCK'S VACATION. 

Feb. 12 Joe Schenck intends starting 
on a southern trip it will require three 
weeks to complete. The first Schenck 
stop (routed by himself) will be 
Havana; then he jumps to Palm Beach 
to make the big ball of the season 
there Feb. 22, and after that Joseph 
isn't just certain what's going to hap- 
pen. 

On the boat to Havana will be Billy 
Baxter, a cotton merchant who pre- 
sumably is also a pinochle player; Ro- 
land West and Jose Collins, the latter 
two only interested at present in feature 
pictures. Miss Collins is to star in one 
on Cuban ground. 

If you don't advertise In VARI 
don't advertise 



VARIETY 




The Garden's Revue is a model in 
speed and entertainment for a restau- 
rant free show. There are seven prin- 
cipals and six girls. They give the 
revue portion of the cabaret bill in 
about 20 minutes that seems like five, 
so active is the continuous entertain- 
ment that never lags for an instant. 
Often a principal walks in on another 
principal's exit. For a real cabaret 
show, the one mostly liked in the real 
cabaret atmosphere, the Garden's revue 
is nearer the ideal than anything of 
its kind that has yet been shown in 
New York. And this notwithstanding 
there are not over 12 square feet left 
of the Garden stage for the company 
to work in, after space is provided for 
the very good orchestra of six pieces. 
Ofttimes the girls or the principals 
are on the floor, alongside one another 
in an aisle between tables, therefore 
working without costing the house one 
lost seat in patronage. That is an 
accomp4ishment in a revue of this sort 
all by itself. Billy Arnold, of Arnold 
and Gannon, staged and arranged the 
revue, besides designing costumes. The 
speed of the show may be gauged 
through the six girls stripping to four 
costume changes at the opening with- 
out leaving the stage, coming forth in 
the end in knickerbockers. The strip 
changes may be seen by the entire 
house, and the girls do not look stout 
at all from the underdressing. If Mr. 
Arnold also attended to this dressing 
bit, which he probably did, it stamps 
him as a producer of ideas besides exe- 
cution. His partner on the stage, Belle 
Gannon, is a pretty girl with person- 
ality, and they are a very neat two-act. 
A three-act in the same revue of con- 
siderable merit are Billy Newkirk and 
the Evans Sisters. One of their num- 
bers, a riding habit turn, is appropriate- 
ly and fetchingly dressed, with son*? 
and dance to fit it well done. Edna 
Leader is another good dresser, who 
leads numbers with a voice suited to 
it, and Miss Leader looks well, always 
smiling when singing. Billy Lynott 
does the baritone singing in a healthy 
voice and his appearance is also an 
asset. Ruth Hyle comes out of wicker 
basket in the finale and besides doing 
a toe dancing bit lets those who wish 
to hear know she has the greatest kid 
voice ever. You girls who are doing 
the cutey stuff on or off had better vis- 
it the Garden and listen to Ruthie. Jim 
Miller is also of the cabaret bill proper 
with tenor songs, and Ray Edwards 
with her soprano finds it easy to get 
over. She is admirable for a cabaret 
stage, is Miss Edwards, singing easily, 
knowing how to place her voice for 
the room she is in, and making friends 
with the house immediately she appears. 
The Garden show starts about 10 and 
ends any time, the revue going on 
around midnight. Before and after the 
principals do turns. There arc probably 
30 oi these during an entire evening. 
After the revue, with the house par- 
tially emptying, a dance space is 
cleared at the rear and the public al- 
lowed to step. The Garden is doing 
business all the time. It seems to be 



drawing a crowd which likes real cau- 
aret entertainment, and the Garden is 
assuredly giving them that. The Gar- 
den, at Broadway and 50th street, is 
one of the oldest of New York's cab- 
arets, and has never been more effi- 
ciently conducted, from its price list to 
its staff, than it is just now under the 
direction of Jimmy Thompson. Billy 
Curtis books the show. 



Edward E. Pidgeon is now the spe- 
cial representative of the Reisenweber's 
enterprises and for the present is mak- 
ing his headquarters at the Columbus 
circle rendezvous. In addition to the 
up town establishment Messrs. Wagner 
& Fisher of Reisenweber's control the 
Hotel Shelbourne and the Brighton 
Casino, Brighton Beach, and do the 
catering for the Arkwright Club and 
the Ziegfield "Midnight Frolic." Eddie 
Pidgeon, as he is familiarly known 
along the illuminated stretch between 
the Square and the Circle, is no novice 
in pleasing those who like to dance 
and dine at the same time. As Messrs. 
Wagner and Fisher contemplate mak- 
ing extensive changes at their up-town 
establishment (which includes enlarg- 
ing the place considerably) their se- 
lection of Mr. Pidgeon as a "booster" 
and general representative will un- 
doubtedly prove a most happy one for 
them. 

The New York Roof, operated by 
1520 Broadway, Inc., closed abruptly 
late last week when, it is said, orders 
were given not to run the elevators to 
the Roof. It is report d the Roof was 
sub-leased by Willian Morris to the 
company on the agreement any profits 
Morris was to share in, and with the 
proviso if the 1520 corporation vacated, 
the Roof, with all of its improvements, 
was to revert to Morris. Between 
$20,000 and $30,000 was spent in re- 
decorating the Roof before it opened 
New Year's Eve. Klaw & Krlangcr 
are the owners of the building. Mr. 
Morris is in Canada looking after the 
Harry Lauder play. Messrs. Erkins, 
Campbell and Stewart were the princi- 
pal members of the 1520 company. 

The Portola*Louvre, San Francisco 
has ice skating, and the Golden Gate 
town endorsed it. It appeals to the 
natives, many of whom had never pre- 
\iously witnessed such a thing, much 
less indulged in it. Business at the 
cafe took a decided uplift following the 
innovation of the artificial frozen field 
and there is a crowd of professiora: 
skaters to promote interest. Outside 
the restaurant is a large photo o p the 
Now York Hippodrome Ice Ballet 
scene. Skaters are charged 50 cenis 
inr the use of skates. The Portola- 
".c.iivrc has hurt the other eating ard 
drinking places in town, where busi- 
nes has fallen off since New Year'r. 

The new Ziegfeld revue was t<> have 
had a soap bubble effect in conjunc- 
tion with its "Balloon" number, but 
Ollie Young and April, after a couple 
of days on the Roof working on the 



soap bubble affair (which belongs to 
them, in their vaudeville act) could not 
agree upon terms and retired. The 
Arnaut Brothers, musical clowns, re- 
ported to also have been engaged to 
appear in the Roof revue, were placed 
elsewhere. It's said the Young soap 
bubble novelty has been arranged for 
by another Broadway producer who 
will shortly present it. 



Elmer E. Campbell, the popular and 
well-known hotel man, of St. Louis, 
has disposed of his interests in the 
Metropole and New Regent Hotels and 
is now devoting his entire attention to 
the Regent Hotel (his original stand in 
St. Louis). Mr. Campbell was the first 
St. Louis hotel man to show any ap- 
preciation for professional patronage 
and fitted up his several hostelries with 
all the conveniences necessary to make 
the player feel at home. His Regent 
Hotel is practically the only strictly 
professional house in St. Louis and is 
recognized as the variety headquarters 
of the city. 

The Odeon Cafe is offering the cus- 
tomary cafe dansants as an extra in- 
ducement for patronage. The move 
may have been to offset the ice skat- 
ing at the Portola-Louvre, which has 
caught the public fancy. Dancing at 
the Odeon has helped to bolster up 
the business. In addition there is a 
six-girl song and dance revue. The 
Rex is still closed. Tait's and the 
Techau are getting a fair play, as both 
places have always been popular with 
society. The cabaret business on the 
average is considerable lighter than it 
was at this time last year. 



The orchestra at Reisenweber's the 
other night played a wedding march 
as Al White appeared for his first 
song in "Merry Moments." When 
Myrtle Young, another principal of the 
same revue, started on her entrance 
number the orchestra repeated it. 
Both parties later denied a marriage, 
Mr. White saying the report started 
from "kidding." Miss Young formerly 
appeared in vaudeville with More and 
Young, a "sister act." Miss Moore is 
resting to restore her health. 



A crusade against cabarets in cafes 
or saloons in Ohio may be waged as 
the result of an address before the 
Ohio Retail Liquor Dealers' Associa- 
tion by Neill Bonner, President of the 
National Retail Liquor Dealers of 
America. President Bonner thinks the 
saloon cabaret is in a large measure 
responsible for the agitation against 
the liquor industry which has caused 
many states to go dry. He is not op- 
posed to cabarets in hotels and restau- 
rants. 

A Broadway cabaret not so far from 
42d street is taking a long chance in the 
class of patrons it is permitting for the 
dance matinees. No discrimination is 
exercised. The afternoon dancing at 
this place has but recently been inau- 
gurated and all of the riff raff thrown 
out by other cabaret proprietors may 
now be seen there. 



Wallace will- in the future, make his 
headquarters in the Fitzgerald agency. 
From that vantage point Wallace will 
organize and supply music, in the form 
of orchestras or otherwise, all over the 
country. 



Bessie Cooper, singer at the Green 
Mills, Chicago, was found at daylight in 
the road at East 50th street and Drexel 
Boulevard, Jan. 20. Told the police 
two young men, named John Flanagan 
and Sonny Kerwin, had robbed her of 
$800 worth of diamonds and thrown 
her out of a taxi following an unex- 
pected attack upon her. 



The Trenton Cafe on lower 7th ave- 
nue has been taken over by Chris 
("Bub") Walker following the recent 
death of its former proprietor, Jimmie 
Leppy. Walker has arranged to intro- 
duce a new cabaret with Jack Dever- 
eaux at the head. Others are Dick Mc- 
Crcady (the Lake Huntington cuckoo) 
Eddie Murray and Jimmie Heany. 

Senor Arriago, cabaret dancer, in 
Chicago, couldn't pay his hotel bill. 
Arrested. Told the judge his dancing 
partner, Helen Marek, left him to get 
married and he could get no more 
work. Arriago says he formerly was 
instructor in modern dancing to King 
Alfonso of Spain. 



Saloon and cabaret proprietors have 
been instructed by the Chicago police 
to keep unescorted women out of their 
cafes. The police stopped the cabaret 
performances at the Linwood Cafe, 63 
West Madison street, and the Log 
Cabin, 331 South Clark street, alleging 
vice conditions existed. 

The Ritz, Brooklyn, under the man- 
agement of Paul Salvain, has Maisie 
La Strange, Florence Gray, Broadway 
Trio, Billy Sharkey, Manhattan Trio, 
Miss Morgan. Mazetti and Lewis, Carle 
and Belmont, Billy Wayne and Warren 
Sisters, Louis Rosenberg and Henry 
Fink in its cabaret. 

A concerted effort is being made in 
Minneapolis to restore the cabarets to 
action. The recent order to abolish 
this entertainment has not been looked 
upon kindly by the people and the ad- 
ministration may have to slightly tilt 
the "lid." 

The "400" Club, which Eddie Pidgeon 
terms "a somewhat exclusive dancing 
and dining club," which made its head- 
quarters in the upstairs room at Reisen- 
weber's, opening after midnight, is to 
celebrate its second anniversary on 
St. Valentine's night, Feb. 14. 

When he's not placing chorus girls 
with winter berths, Harry Armstrong, 
the Chicago agent, is waving aside a 
horde of male cabaret singers look- 
ing for work. 

Former Police Captain Frank Pea- 
body is thinking about going into 
vaudeville with a partner, in a modern 
dancing act. 



Ban-Joe Wallace has completed an 
arrangement with Harry J. Fitzgerald, 
a well-known theatrical agent, and Mr. 



Edith Mellor, long associated with 
Coast cabarets, is the latest annexation 
to the Cafe De Luxe, Chicago, enter- 
tainers. 



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Corinne Cantwell joined the stock in 
Salem, Mass.y this week as leading 
woman. 

George Poli, a nephew of S. Z. Poli, 
is now attached to the New York book- 
ing office (in the U. B. O.) of the Poli 
Circuit. 

L. Wolfe Gilbert leaves Monday for 
Chicago to enlarge the office staff of 
Stern & Co's Windy City branch. He 
will remain there for a week. 

Harry Ward, last season with "The 
Auto Girls," is at Bellevue Hospital, 
following an operation on his stomach. 
He is registered under the name of 
Louis Peiser at Bellevue. 

The Family, Montreal, under the 
management of Oliver McBreen, has 
changed its policy and is now playing 
five acts of vaudeville supplied by the 
J. H. Aloz Agency. 

Fanchon Thompson and her hus- 
band, John Webster, have returned to 
New York after a two year's tour of 
Africa and Australia, under the J. C. 
Williamson management. 

Fred Brant has lost 45 pounds "re- 
ducing." He still has a few hundreds 
left. Mr. Brant is on a strict diet, the 
same to him as though he had been 
sentenced for life. 



Joseph P. Mack has resigned as 
manager of the Elsmere theatre, Bronx, 
and has been succeeded by Bob Wag- 
ner. The house will open next week 
with a stock policy. Mr. Mack devel- 
oped the Elsmere into a paying propo- 
sition as a vaudeville stand. 



A. E. Johnston will likely locate with 
Clifford C. Fischer's agency. Mr. 
Johnston has severed connections with 
S. Rachmann, who promoted the re- 
cent Wrestling Tournament closing at 
the Manhattan opera house last Satur- 
day. 

Preparations are under way for the 
third annual ball to be held by the 
International Alliance of Bill Posters 
and Billers of America at Hazazer's 
Hall, Baltimore, March 13. The com- 
mittee of arrangements includes Wm. 
Furman, Dan Marks, Wm. Myers. 



M. Witmark ft Sons have signed a 
lease for two floors in the building to 
be erected at 1562 Broadway, which 
they are to occupy after May 1 for 
their professional department. The 
building adjoins the Palace theater 
and has been in the course of construc- 
tion for several months. 



The Rev. Frank W. Gorman, known 
as "The Singing Parson," late pastor 
the Atkinson Memorial Congregational 
Church of oPrtland, Ore., will make his 
eastern vaudeville debut at the Pros- 
pect, Brooklyn, next week. Mr. Gor- 
man has appeared in vaudeville in the 
west. 



The Bender theatre, Utica, N. Y., 
which in the past has been a burlesque 
stand, will inaugurate a vaudeville 
policy commencing Monday when a 
six-act show booked through Walter 
Plimmer of the Amalgamated Agency 
will be played. The house will play a 
split week. 



The Watson Sisters resumed their 
vaudeville engagements this week, 
after Fanny Watson had recovered 
from a severe cold, at the home of the 
girls' mother in Buffalo, N. Y. 

Maggie Teyte, the grand opera 
diva who scored the red ribbon at the 
Hippodrome's concert Sunday night, 
is a sister to James W. Tate, the 
piano-comedian in the Clarice Mayno 
(English) act. Mr. and Mrs. Vernon 
Castle played a return farewell on the 
same bill, not drawing as large a house 
as they did the Sunday previously. 

The Shattuck opera house, Hornell, 
N. Y., will temporarily discontinue its 
vaudeville shows for the weeks of Feb. 
14 and 21, having been unable to cancel 
the road attractions booked in for those 
weeks prior to the acceptance of the 
United Booking Office's franchise. The 
vaudeville policy will be resumed after 
Feb. 26. 



REGARDING ADVERTISING 

• 

SO much misrepresentation has been uttered by ad- 
vertising solicitors of various theatrical publica- 
tions in the desire to secure business for their 
papers, VARIETY again feels called upon to make it 
emphatic its advertising solicitors are not allowed to 
make any promises or conditions of any kind or nature in 
connection with the solicitation of an advertisement from 
a player, other than those necessary in arranging for it, 
nor is a VARIETY advertising solicitor allowed to men- 
tion the name of any writer on VARIETY when ap- 
proaching a player tor an advertisement. The penalty 
has been and is dismissal. 

No reviewer on VARIETY in New York or Chicago has 
any mission calling him upon the stage of any theatre 
as far as his reviewing for this paper is concerned, and 
he is not expected to go upon the stage of a theatre. 

VARIETY will thankfully receive from any player in- 
formation of the violation of these rules by a VARIETY 
staff man. 



"The House of Glass" is to remain 
at the Candler with "Hit-the-Trail Hol- 
liday" moving to the Harris next Mon- 
day, the new Cohan revue opening at 
the Astor Feb. 9. The Cohan & Harris 
"Glass" show is doing around $8,000, 
and the "Holliday" production did 
about $7,800 last week. 

Frank Kaufman and Doc Kealey 
have taken a long lease on the first 
floor of 1538-40 Broadway (between 
45th and 46th streets). They will con- 
vert it into a modern billiard parlor 
that will have a barber shop and lunch 
attachment. The place is to open 
shortly. 



A company including Robert Laseur, 
Buella Watson, Neder Aur, Lynn Os- 
borne and Harvey Hayes left New 
York Tuesday for Chicago where a 
new stock, under the management of 
J. P. Barrett, will open at the National 
Feb. 14. The production will be staged 
by Frank Livingston. Other members 
join in Chicago. 



Edna Goodrich is considering a prop- 
osition to reappear in vaudeville at the 
opening of next season, with a sketch 
employing 10 people. Frank Evans is 
the agent. 

• 

Anniversary week is current in three 
local B. S. Moss theatres. The Jeffer- 
son and Hamilton have each been un- 
der the Moss management for three 
years and the Prospect one year. Long 
bills prevail at each house. 

Foster Ball (Ball and West) was as- 
saulted in his home town, Dallas, Sat- 
urday night (Jan. 15) at the stage door 
of the Majestic, just before the per- 
formance started. A printer named 
Paget, evidently a crank, shouted to 
Ball, "You will talk about '61!" and in 
the ensuing scuffle knocked the actor 
to the street, where he struck the fen- 
der of an automobile, causing a scalp 
wound requiring ten stitches. Ball's 
assailant was jailed. Tbc learn bad 
to cancel Houston, their next stand, 
pending the wounded man's recovery. 



Dick Kearney of the Feiber & Shea 
office places the one-day-weekly vaude- 
ville bill on Sundays at the Columbia, 
New York. Monday Mr. Kearney re- 
ceived a wire from Tommy Gray, say- 
ing: "Saw your show with a young 
lady last night. Send me over $1.50." 
Later the same day Dick wired the 
answer, reading: "What was wrong — 
the show or the young lady?" 

Violinaky, while proceeding home 
from a card party Tuesday night, was 
accosted by two rather daring hold-up 
men who ordered him to "shell out" 
The musician tried desperately to argue 
the matter with the duo, explaining in 
detail his troubles with melting ice 
cream, etc., but the men insisted on 
quick action, whereupon a battle began 
in which Violinsky's violin was smashed 
to bits. The instrument was valued at 
several hundred dollars. At the time 
of the hold-up Violinsky had less than 
$10 in his clothes and never realized 
his folly until his arrival home. 

Chris Brown is undergoing special 
treatment to try and induce some of 
his former hair to return. The treat- 
ment consists of an hourly massage 
and necessitates the presence of two 
specialists, one to attend to the head 
rub and another to continually remind 
Mr. Brown how handsome he will look 
when the treatment shows results. Af- 
ter each treatment the specialist whips 
out a powerful magnifying glass and 
searches for clues. Unless Mr. Brown's 
dome is rolled entirely out of shape, 
the specialist promises to provide his 
with a handsome head of hair with 41 
more treatments. 

Nat Wills has made application to 
have the alimony awarded his ex-wife, 
La Belle Titcomb, reduced. The mat- 
ter has been sent to a referee. Mr. 
Wills claims the weekly amount, $125, 
is beyond his income of $400 weekly 
(at the Hippodrome) to stand, and 
threatens to visit Ludlow Street Jail to 
relieve himself of the payment if the 
court cannot aid him. Wills says the 
first amount ordered his wife was $200 
weekly, when he was receiving $800 a 
week in vaudeville. Later it was re- 
duced to $125 when he was engaged 
with the Hip at $550, but now he is 
receiving but $400. Several affidavits 
arc presented with the application in 
proof Wills is in debt to many people. 

Marshall Montgomery separated 
himself from $60 while at the William 
1'enn, Philadelphia, Tuesday of last 
week, to appease the anger of a tailor 
and incidentally have a warrant for as- 
sault withdrawn. Mr. Montgomery 
Monday morning sent his single eve- 
ning dress outfit to a tailor, asking it 
be returned in time for his pcrfor- 
mance. The tailor named Apple fell 
down on the delivery and in an en- 
suing argument Montgomery pushed 
his right hand on to the presser's 
temple, discoloring the temple and 
breaking a bone in the ventriloquist's 
hand. Tuesday the tailor, an officer 
and a warrant appeared at the stage 
door, but Manager Miller of the thea- 
tre advised Montgomery to settle 
rather than miss any shows. 



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LEGITIMATE. 



WITH THE PRESS AGENTS 



The Stuyvesant Producing Co., formed by 
31 weulthy New Yorkers, all patrons of 
inutile, will devote Itself to the production of 
light operas by American composers. The 
first production placed Into rehearsal Tues- 
day Is "Come to liohemla," with book and 
lyrics by George 8. Chappell and music by 
Kenneth M. Murchison. The general man- 
ager of the enterprise is Harry G. Sommern, 
of the Knickerbocker theatre. Jacques Coinl, 
formerly of the Metropolitan Opera House, 
will direct rehearsals and Theodore Stlcr will 
be the musical conductor. Dalsle Irving, who 
appeared in several touring companies of the 
Oeorge Edwards success In England, has been 
signed for the leading role of the piece. 



Rehearsals of "Heart o' th' Heather," by 
Glen MacDonough, In which George MacFar- 
lane Is to star under the direction of Jos. 
Brooks were called Wednesday. The com- 
plete cast Includes Walter Connolly, Barlowe 
Borland, Jack McGraw, Colin Campbell, A. P. 
Kaye, Henry T ravers, Noel Leslie, R. Henry 
Handon, James Cooper, John C. Douglas, 
Thomas P. Esmond, Sydney Daich, Viola 
Gllette, GUda Leary, Eleanor Daniels. Madge 
Corcoran, and Frances von Waldron. The 

Slece is to open at the Plymouth, Boston, Feb. 
i. B. Iden Payne Is directing the staging. 



Cohan ft Harris have decided the definite 
date for the opening of "The Cohan Revue 
1916" at the Astor theatre Is to be Feb. 0. 
The piece Is to open cold In New York. In the 
cast there are valll Valll, Elisabeth Murray, 
LI la Rhodes, Juliet, Dorothy Londoner, Aneta 
Bison, Alice Harris, Richard Carle, Charles 
Wlnninger, Harry Bulger, Frederic Santley, 
Boyle and Brazil, Harry Delf, Percy Ames, 
John Hendricks, Little Billy, James C. Mar- 
lowe. 



Edward L. Bernays, who conducted the re- 
markable publicity campaign for the heralding 
of the Serge de Dlaghlleff Ballet Russe, re- 
signed last week from the service of the 
Metropolitan Ballet Company and will In the 
future devote himself to describing the fame 
of the new Spanish prima donna, Maria Bar- 
rientos, who is to make her debut at the 
Metropolitan opera house, New Tork, In 
"Lucia." 



Joseph Brooks is to produce a revival of 
"The Idler," by C. Haddon Chambers. The 
company will Include Phyllis Neilson-Terry. 
Marie Tempest, Jeanne Eagles, Cynthia 
Brooke, Bruce McRae, Charles Cherry, Gra- 
ham Browne and Herbert Druce. The revival 
will open In Toronto March 13, and come to 
New Tork later. 



The annuel Frolic of the Friars for 1016 will 
take place some time during May and the tour 
is to embrace all of the Important cities east 
of St. Louis, south of Chicago and north of 
Louisville. The Frolic Is to provide additional 
funds that are necessary for the completion 
of the new Monastery. Sam H. Harris Is the 
chairman of the Amusement Committee. 



Frank Carter and Helen Shlpman will be 
with the company supporting Al. Jolson in 
"Robinson Crusoe, Jr.," to be the next Win- 
ter Garden production. The show opens out 
of town next week and will follow "Town 
Topics" at the Garden In about two weeks. 



"The Princess Pat" leaves the Cort Feb. 12, 
to be followed by 8argent Aborn's production 
of "Any House," by Robert and Owen Davis. 
Edwin Arden will have the principal role. 



Jay D. Barnes, the Oliver Morosco general 
press representative, left Monday for Chicago 
to remain there about two weeks to handle 
the advance for the advent of "So Long, Letty." 

At the BelaBCo there will be special Tues- 
day matinees of "The Boomerang" through- 
out February. 



Arthur Keller Is the business manager of 
the touring company of "Treasure Inland." 



"PEASANT GIRL" STRANDED. 

Richmond, Va., Feb. 2. 

There are still six members of "The 
Peasant Girl" stranded here. The show 
closed at the Academy Tuesday night 
of last week, after manager George 
Blumcnthal left town. The entire 
company of 30 remained. Three of the 
chorus girls have work locally, but two 
of the chorus men and the business 
manager of the show, William C. Mul- 
ler, are hcr<\ without the necessary 
means to leave. Mr. Mullcr has at- 
tached the scenery and properties. 
Other attachments levied arc by the 



Orange Costume Company of New 
York for $460 and the local transfer 
company for $19.60. The case is to 
come up for hearing Feb. 7. 

According to Muller the show left 
New York Nov. 9 and at the time of 
closing everyone with the company 
was from two to seven weeks behind 
in salary. On arriving here, Muller 
states, Blumenthal guaranteed the ho- 
tel bills for the entire company to the 
clerk. After the performance Jan. 25, 
Blumcnthal left the company to look 
after itself, also the hotel bills. 



FERGUSON SHOW PANNED. 

The Elsie Ferguson new show, "Mar- 
garet Schiller," opening at the Amster- 
dam Monday, apparently received its 
obituary notice in the Tuesday morn- 
ing reviews. 

One paper said the show died in its 
prolog. Other acts followed. 

The Broadway managers were sur- 
prised the Ferguson piece was placed 
at the Amsterdam, essentially a musical 
or big production house. "Around the 
Map" left that theatre "at the height 
of its success" the Saturday before the 
melodrama with Miss Ferguson starred 
opened in it. 



"NIGHT BEFORE" IN CANADA. 

Montreal, Feb. 2. 

The Scotch play by Harry Lauder, 
called "The Night Before," is at the 
Princess this week, as the start of a 
Canadian engagement should the show 
give any promise, something it failed 
to do during its run at the Copley, 
Boston, where William Morris, man- 
ager of it, opened the piece. From here 
the show is to go to Toronto and then 
tour the provinces if all is well. 

Morris is reported to have taken on 
the production to prevent Lauder do- 
ing business with any other manager. 
The Scotch comedian was sanguine of 
its success. He is said to have an- 
nounced to the members of the com- 
pany at the dress rehearsal in Boston 
before the premiere that if the piece 
failed, it would be solely the company's 
fault. 

The Harry Lauder vaudeville show, 
also under William Morris' direction, 
is touring the states. 



SHOWS CLOSING. 

"The Outcast" (Tom Ryley's) closes 
in Newark this week. 

A. H. Woods' "Song of Songs" was 
taken off the road at the close of its 
Chicago engagement, January 15. The 
same day "The Road to Mandalay" 
closed finally at Cleveland; "Sinners" 
ended its tour at Philadelphia; "Some 
Party" went on the shelf at Elmira, 
N. Y. "Cold Type," a newspaper play, 
stopped touring January 28. 

"Sadie Love" will be sent to the 
store house when it closes at the Harris 
Saturday night. There is a possibility 
that it may be revived some time later 
by the Morosco office. 



DILLINGHAM FUND BENEFIT. 

There will be a Charles Dillingham 
benefit for the Actor's Fund given at 
the Globe theatre Sunday night, Feb. 
13, under the direction of R. H. Burn- 
side, at which all of the Dillingham 
stars are to appear, furnishing the 
program. 

If you don't advertise in VARIETY, 
don't advortlao 




JULIA G1FFORD 

One of vaudeville's most successful sin K le turns. Miss Gifford (formerly Mrs. Bob Fitzsimmons) 
has been starred in several successful musical plays, having appeared in the title rnl*. in »Th. 
Balkan Princess " "The Merry Countess" and "Little Boy Blue R " ,n The 

char^es"^ 111 G,fford »■ Paying in vaudeville, offering a scries of song numbers with costume 



"POM POM" LOSES AN ACT. 

Boston, Feb. 2. 

The metropolitan premiere of "Pom- 
Pom" Monday at the Colonial, with 
Mizzi Hajos starred, was a finished 
comic opera performance, despite the 
Herculean task of chopping o.ut an en- 
tire act in the two previous days. 

"Pom-Pom" has a real little plot, 
some corking Joseph Urban scenic in- 
vestiture, costuming that is original, a 
good orchestral score and a number of 
songs above the average, though some 
are pleasantly reminiscent. 

"Evelyn" is a catchy number, being 
"plugged" as the main theme of the 
score. 

Tom McNaughton has not fattened 
out his comedy role yet, but he has laid 
a firm foundation for laughter which 
reaches its high spot when he gives an 
imitation of a circus elephant, with no 
make up other than two loaves of 
French bread and a portiere. Christie 
Dane's voice proved an admirable vocal 
foil to Hajos, having overwhelming 
volume as compared with the infec- 
tious delicacy of Mizzi. Carl Gant- 
voort as the heroic baritone was manly. 

The big surprise came in the male 
chorus with well trained voices and 
acting like regular men. Mizzi Hajos 
has the role of a pseudo boy pick- 
pocket. 

"Pom-Pom" looks like a find for 

Savage. 

"Pom Pom" was to have come into 
the Cohan theatre on Feb. 14. Wednes- 
day of this week K. & E. tried to have 
Henry W. Savage extend his engage- 
ment in Boston two weeks longer. 



MANAGERS IN LEGAL ROW. 

Philadelphia, Feb. 2. 

Through an equity suit filed late last 
week J. Fred Zimmerman has asked 
the courts to compel Samuel F. Nixon, 
his partner in the theatrical business 
for 25 years, to render an accounting 
of all moneys handled up to the pres- 
ent time under their several partner- 
ship agreements. 

A legal battle of length is predicted 
by those who are acquainted with the 
facts. 

The Nixon & Zimmerman firm has 
been one of the strong factors in the 
theatrical world for a quarter of a cen- 
tury and practically controlled the the- 
atrical situation in Philadelphia and 
Atlantic City. They were the allies 
of the Klaw & Erlanger, Frohman and 
Hayman interests and were powerful 
in the so-called "syndicate/' holding 
about 25 per cent of the combine in 
their names. 

Three years ago the partners, after 
a misunderstanding, decided to split, 
because Mr. Zimmerman stated that he 
was not permitted to voice his say in 
the conduct of the firm's business. 



McCOURT'S DENVER STOCK. 

Denver, Feb. 2. 
Peter McCourt is in New York to 
obtain the rights for a number of pro- 
ductions of the musical type which he 
wants to present during the summer 
at his local Broadway theatre with a 
stock company. 



LEGITIMATE. 



11 



AMONG OTHER THINGS 



By ALAN DALE 




Fired by the reported success of 
Sarah Bernhardt as the Cathedral of 
Strassburg, one of our very chubby 

actresses, whose 
avoir dupois is 
equalled only by 
her sense of 
humor, declares 
that she is most 
anxious to appear 
either as the 
Wool worth or 
the Singer 
building and that she is sure she has 
the wherewithal to "support" either, or 
even both. No, it isn't Marie Dressier. 

May Robson, who is an enthusiastic 
admirer of Forbes Robertson in "Ham- 
let," was discussing the actor with a 
woman whom she met in Wooster, 
Ohio. "I didn't like him in 'Hamlet* 
at all," said this authority, "but I 
thought he was just grand in 'The 
Moving of the Third Floor Out.' " 

"The Skirt" wonders if I was fed at 
the Ziegfeld "Midnight Frolic," as a 
"full meal" was handed out to the 
newspaper men. No, dear, I was not. 
You know, they say it is a good thing 
to starve a fever, and of course I was 
awfully feverish that night for the first 
time in that vehemently virgin atmos- 
phere. Food would have choked me. 

The "frolic" of New Yorkers must 
take place internally — almost as though 
it were "colic." They certainly do not 
frolic externally. There they sat on 
that gorgeous roof, solemn as owls, 
lugubrious, unsmiling but splendidly 
expensive. It might almost have been 
Shakespeare instead of Ziegfeld. In- 
structions on the "Art of Frolicking" 
might be included on the program, also 
some ideas on the topic of "How to be 
Jolly though Opulent. 



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"The Fear Market" at the Booth 
theatre was announced as the work of 
Amelie Rives. Then followed, in pa- 
renthesis, "Princess Pierre Troubetz- 
koy." We do love a little dash of "no- 
bility" even by marriage. Later, of 
course, the "Princess" was interviewed 
and she had this to say: "There seems 
to be implanted in human nature a pas- 
sion for pageantry. In Europe that is 
met by Kings and Queens, and court 
ceremonials. Here the need is not sup- 
plied by Government, and so it is filled 
particularly in New York, by gossip 
about the very rich." 

I hope, but doubt, that the "Prin- 
cess" will enjoy her "royalties." 

"Since we opened," said a member of 
a current musical comedy company, 
"we have suffered so persistently from 
cuts — such dreadful cuts, too, and right 
in the middle of the salary — that we 
all carry around dioxogen and peroxide. 
Every week these are in great demand 
as we view our mutilations." 

Miss Rose Stahl is a pleasant and a 
humorous person, but really if she per- 



sists in caressing and mothering the 
inevitable "little sister" in her plays, 
we shall begin to doubt it. If Miss 
Stahl would only go at her humor with 
a snap and a bang — just as though she 
were not ashamed of it — and cut out 
the maudlin "pathos," she could take 
her place as one of the really funny 
womdn of the stage. Hang the sob 
squad, and the furtive tear. 

Outside the Metropolitan opera house 
the other night, I waited for the finish 
of the function. At last I grew impa- 
tient, and mingled with the crowd of 
cheerful chauffeurs who buzzed at the 
carriage door. I asked one of them 
what time the performance would end. 
"Tonight," he said; "it breaks at eleven- 
thirty-one." 

So I stayed until it "broke"— like 
Tennyson's "cold gray sea." 

Sir George Alexander is to play in 
New York — owing, I presume to "the 
war." All "society" will be tremend- 
ously interested, from "Diamond" Jim 
Brady to Mrs. Jack Gourard. "Sir 
George" is wonderfully "good form," 
and "visits" beautifully in London. As 
for Lady Alexander, her pink teas for 
pale people are the "last cry" in style 
and "elegance." The Herald will be 
able to trot out its perfectly unexpurg- 
ated list of "among those- present" 

"What's the use of bringing beauty 
here, of creating it?" — I quote from a 
published letter — "The American pub- 
lic don't want it. They want a sug- 
gestive vulgarity, but not beauty. Any 
real absence of vulgarity shocks them." 

How on earth does he know? Where 
has he seen any "real absence of vul- 
garity?" Names and dates, please. Not 
necessarily for publication, but as a 
guarantee of good faith. 

M. de DiaghilefT was very annoyed 
at the objections to the Russian bal- 
let, but it was ridiculous to quote such 
personages as Queen Mary of England, 
and the German Kaiser as having tol- 
erated it. What we needed was the 
endorsement of Lydia Pinkham, to 
give that "home-y" touch to the much 
advertised entertainment. 



A new opera called "The Critic" by 
Sir Charles Stanford has been produced 
in London. Apparently they have ac- 
quired the sublime art of "barring the 
critic" abroad. It is grand opera, too, 
and not burlesque. All that the poor 
critic needed was to be set to music. 
It is the last straw. 

"As a Woman Sows" is the. title of 
a picture, and I read that it is "but a 
trivial sort of scenario." "As a Woman 
Sews" would be much more exciting, 
and really awfully novel, don't you 
think? The "sowing woman" reaps 
"wild oats" in the night time, but the 
"sewing woman" mends "child's coats" 
in the day time. 

Ha! Ha! Isn't that good? 



WANT 190,000 FROM SHUBERTS. 

The United States Realty Corpora- 
tion which owns and operates the Hip- 
podrome in association with Charles 
Dillingham, is trying to find some way 
to have the Shuberts settle the $90,000 
which the managers owe for rent of the 
big playhouse. There are also several 

other claims which the corporation has 
against the Shuberts and it is possible 
that these will be waived should the 
Syracuse boys settle the amount of the 
rent indebtedness. 

If a settlement is not arranged with 
the corporation, their attorney stated 
early this week, the matter would be 
taken into the courts and the claims 
would then aggregate considerably 
more than the $90,000, and would pos- 
sibly touch $150,000. The additional 
amount would come through various 
productions for the Winter Garden, 
said the attorney, that were built at the 
Hippodrome, with which the latter 
house was charged. 

This week the U. S. Realty Corpora- 
tion took the matter of the Arthur 
Voegtlin suit out of the hands of the 
Shubert attorneys and settled the mat- 
ter out of court. The case was called 
for Monday, but was postponed until 
Tuesday morning because of a full 
calendar. When the books and min- 
utes of the Shubert-Anderson Corpora- 
tion and the U. S. Realty Corporation, 
in connection, were subpoenaed into 
court, the attorneys for the corpora- 
tion were approached and stated they 
were trying to effect a settlement. It 
seems as though the Shubert attorneys 
and those of the corporation were 
working at double purposes with the 
former being entirely in the dark. The 
Voegtlin suit was settled for the full 
amount the producer asked for. 

Nathan Burkan, the attorney for Mr. 
Voegtlin, closed the settlement with the 
U. S. Realty Corporation's attorneys 
Tuesday morning before court opened 
and the case was dropped. 



CLOSING COLISEUM DEAL. 

The deal for the proposed Coliseum 
which a number of Chicago capitalists 
want to erect to replace the present 
car-barns on the west side of Eighth 
avenue, between 49th and 50th streets, 
is to be closed this week. The price is 
said to be in the neighborhood of $2,- 
000,000 for the site alone and the build 
itiK that is to be built is to cost a like 
:. mount. 

There was a story a few weeks aj;o 
i he deal bad l>ccn closed, but this was 
premature. The plans at present call 
for a building to house the exhibit of 
the Panama Canal, as at the San Fran- 
cisco Exposition. After this has run 
its course it is planned that the struc- 
ture will take the place of the Madison 
Square Garden which, according to 
rumor, will be dismantled in another 
year. 



"TRYING IT" ON NEWARK. 

"The Princess Tra-la-la, M produced 
by Andreas Dippel, is to have its in- 
itial production in Newark Feb. 7. 

It has been some time since Newark 
has been the "dog" town for the try- 
out of a production meant for a New 
York run. 



THREE STARS MAY QUIT? 

A rumor says that three start ma/ 
quit Charles Frohraan after this season. 
The stars are Maude Adams, John 
Drew and William Gillette. It it 
almost certain one of them will be 
under another management when next 
season rolls around. 

The authority for this statement it 
one of the oldest producing managers 
in the business. 

The natural supposition it that thould 
any of the Frohman ttart leave the 
fold they will undoubtedly be found 
under the banner of the new producing 
trio, Williams, Corey and Riter. John 
Williams was associated for many years 
with the Frohman enterprises. At pres- 
ent he and his associates have one play, 
Mrs. Fiske in "Erstwhile Susan/' at 
the Gaiety. Maditon Corey, in addition 
to being a producer in hit own right, 
was the general manager for Henry W. 
Savage. Jos. W. Riter, who completes 
the trio, is a Pittsburgh millionaire, 
who has been dabbling in theatricalt 
for about two years. 



SHOWS IN CHICAGO. 

Chicago, Feb. 2. 

"Chin-Chin," with Montgomery and 
Stone, according to the critics yester- 
day, has won Chicago completely. The 
Charles Dillingham show opened to a 
packed houte at the Illinois Monday 
night and the audience left highly 
pleased. Show ture to latt out season 
with capacity register daily. 

"Potash & Perlmutter" came back to 
town Sunday, opening well at the 
Olympic, where it supplanted 'Twin 
Beds." Will stay two weeks. 

Of the other thowt big business it 
reported by "A Pair of Silk Stockings" 
(Princess), "Young America" (Grand), 
"Experience" (Garrick), David Warfield 
(Powers') and "His Majesty Bunker 
Bean" (Cort). 

This is William Gillette's latt week 
at the Blackstone. 



SHOWS IN 'FRISCO. 

San Francisco, Feb. 2. 

The La Scala Opera Co. opened 
Monday at the Cort to capacity busi- 
ness, with the scale of prices ranging 
from 50 cents to $2. The company 
was to have opened Sunday night but 
arrived too late, forcing the manage- 
ment to refund over $2,000. At the 
present scale it looks like a winning 
engagement. 

"It Pays to Advertise" at the Colum- 
bia going along well. 

"Twin Beds" opened nicely at the 
Savoy. Will do well. 

Alcazar's business continues good. 



CHICAGO CHANGES. 

Chicago, Feb. 2. 

Changes soon are pending in the 
legitimate houses. Feb. 7 the new 
Klaw & Erlanger play, "The Ohio 
Lady," by Booth Tarkington, will have 
its Chicago premiere. 

Feb. 13, "So Long Letty," the musi- 
cal version of "His Neighbor's Wife," 
with Charlotte Greenwood, Sidney 
Grant and Frances Cameron, opens at 
the Olympic. 

Feb. 14 the DiaghilefT Ballet Russe 
opens at the Auditorium. 

Feb. 20 Blanche Ring, starring in 
"Jane O'Day from Broadway," it to 
open at the Grand. 



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New York, Jan. 28. 
Editor Varibtt: 

I feel Varibtt owes me an apology 
for editorially mentioning I have imi- 
tated any one. In my 10 years of 
stage experience I have never been 
known as imitating any other artist. 
In regards to calling for songs need- 
less for me to recall to Varibtt that 
I have been recognized in this profes- 
sion as asking the audience to call for 
popular songs, as popular songs have 
been my success in all of these years. 

I believe I am an artist capable of 
getting along without calling for 
songs. So why accuse me of imitat- 
ing any one at this late date? 

The unfortunate affair at the Palace 
was no fault of mine. I was innocent. 

I shall be grateful if you will pub- 
lish this letter, setting me right in the 
eyes of your readers, the managers 
and my friends. Sophie Tucker. 

Miss Tucker's letter is somewhat 
confusing, as the first paragraph would 
indicate she intends conveying the 
calling for popular songs during her 
act had long been a practice, while 
the second paragraph seems to say 
she has never resorted to that. The 
occurrence referred to at the Palace, 
New York, by Miss Tucker in her let- 
ter, of which she writes she was in- 
nocent with it being no fault on her 
side, was through the audience call- 
ing out the names of the songs they 
wished Miss Tucker to sing. The 
titles of those songs were printed in 
connection with her billing on the Pal- 
ace program, as well as an invitation 
for the audience to ask for their se- 
lection. An act must stand for its bill- 
ing. But it should be within the prov- 
ince of an act when sending in bill- 
ing matter to ask that it be strictly 
followed, or, if there should be a sug- 
gestion by the theatre of a change, or 
the theatre given the privilege of 
writing its own program matter, the 
act should request such matter as re- 
vised or newly written to be first 
submitted to it for approval. Re- 
cently, as reported at the time, Elsie 
Janis felt called upon to make an 
explanatory speech each performance 
at the Orpheum, Brooklyn, denying 
her authority for the program men- 
tion of her as "The Cleverest Girl 
in America." 



New York, Jan. 29. 
Editor Variety; 

In the review of the Palace this 
week by Sime he accused me of using 
material belonging to Messrs. Felix 
Adler and George Mozart. 

Since reading it Mr. Adler has as- 
sured me I have not infringed on his 
material in any way. As regards Mr. 
Mozart he is in England and I cannot 



secure a statement from him which T 
know would completely vindicate me. 
My conscience is clear; my offering 
is built entirely upon my own ideas 
and as I have copyrighted it I would 
not have had the nerve to copyright it 
had it contained any material of 
others. Joe Cook. 

The ventriloquial bit Mr. Cook uses 
in his turn is with a "dummy" whereas 
Mr. Adler uses a human figure, speak- 
ing himself while the "figure" moves 
his lips, whereas Mr. Cook has a voice 
behind the drop do the talking. 
Footsteps across the stage in the Cook 
act is claimed by Mr. Cook to have 
been used regularly and for years in 
the "Echo" "business," without be- 
longing to any one In particular at this 
time. The same could be said by him 
in part as far as the George Mozart 
reference went. In the Cook act and 
the one-person melodrammer there is 
a small set house with the door swing- 
ing open at cues as an imaginary per- 
son leaves. As Mr. Adler has stated 
Mr. Cook's ventriloquial travesty does 
not infringe upon the Adler bit that 
may be accepted as the best evidence. 



JOLSON GETS DECISION. 

In the Supreme Court Monday Al 

Jolson was relieved of all liability as 

a member of the Board of Governors 

of the defunct Vaudeville Comedy Club, 

when the Court non-suited Henry Kelly 
& Son in their action against Jolson, 
to hold him liable for $800 due the firm 
by the Club. 

In dismissing the complaint the 
Court held that as Jolson though 
elected a Director of the Vaudeville 
Comedy Club had not qualified as such 
nor accepted the office, he could not be 
held responsible. 

When the Vaudeville Comedy Club 
passed away in its latest quarters in 
the former Metropole Hotel on 43rd 
street, it owed about $18,000 for mer- 
chandise. Of that amount creditors to 
the extent of $10,000 have since brought 
suits against the various directors (who 
were termed The Board of Governors). 
It is expected the Jolson case will be 
used as a precedent in further suits 
that may arise from the V. C. C. demise. 



S.-B.'S BOSTON STAND. 

The Shapiro-Bernstein Music Co. 
established a branch office in Boston 
last week, located at 218 Tremont 
street, where Jack Leahy is attending 
to the professional end. 

The Boston representation was de- 
cided on following a trip to the Hub 
city by Joe Goodwin who remained 
there a week boosting "What a Won- 
derful Mother You'd Be." The results 
attained by the composer of the song 
prompted a permanent stand and Leahy 
was engaged. 



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IKE ROSE ARRIVES. 

After an experienct that nnderwent 
English military scrutiny on the sus- 
picion he might be a German spy, Ike 
Rose, international theatrical agent 
leached New York Monday, returning 
to his home town (he is an American, 
born in New York City) after a trip 
around the world that took in Java. 

Mr. Rose says the English wanted 
to investigate when they saw the num- 
ber of passports he was lugging about 
with him. They were souvenirs, says 
Ike, and the one issued in Java was 
the pippin of them all. Not wishing to 
lose the official recognition of his long 
trip, Ike hung onto the passports bring- 
ing them back with him, excepting one 
withheld on the pier Monday morning. 
Mr. Rose is going to write the Secre- 
tary of State about that. 

In Java said Mr. Rose, the American 
consul greeted him like a long lost 
brother. It had been six months since 
an American stopped off there. Ike 
didn't care about taking a passport 
when leaving, but the Counsel insisted 
so he could report home he had done 
some work at last. It was the Java 
passport that looked like a roll of wall 
paper which caused the English inves- 
tigation, says Ike, who isn't angry be- 
cause the Englanders thought he might 
be a spy; anything can happen in war 
times, he adds. 

While in London just before coming 
over here, Mr. Rose said the music hall 
and musical comedy business was tre- 
mendous at all places. 

At one time Ike Rose was the hus- 
band of Saharet, the dancer, besides 
being a prominent foreign booking 
agent. The daily papers, in printing an 
account of his detention in the Eng- 
lish Channel, seemed to think the for- 
mer Saharet connection was important. 



WELCH WALKS OUT ON LOEW. 

Joe Welch, the Hebrew comedian, 
opened Monday for Frank A. Keeney, 
whose vaudeville theatres in Brooklyn 
and Newark are looked upon as oppo- 
sition by the Marcus Loew Circuit 

The Loew Circuit presumed it had 
Welch under contract and had billed 
him to appear Monday at the Ameri- 
can, New York. This was through a 
booking arranged with Loew for 
Welch by Frank Bohm. Welch played 
last week at Loew's Orpheum, Boston. 
receiving his customary salary, $500. 
Toward the end of the week Welch 
wired Bohm, his agent, asking what 
future time on the Loew Circuit was 
held for him. Bohm replied 10 weeks, 
including in the wire his personal guar- 
antee for that length of time. The 
next day Bohm received another wire 
from Welch saying he had a sketch 
under consideration and would not re- 
appear as a monologist at present. 
Bohm answered the time could not be 
changed, when Welch replied it must 
be and he would assume all conse- 
quences. 

The next Mr. Bohm heard was 
Welch had opened Monday for Keeney, 
whereupon Bohm instructed his attor- 
neys to start suit against Welch for 
the full commission he would have 
been entitled to on the 10 weeks' con- 
tract, $250. It is said the Loew Cir- 
cuit also contemplates some kind of 
legal action against Welch for the can- 
cellation. 



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By E. A. Kendrew. 

Paris, Jan. 20. 
A deputation of theatrical managers 
recently called on the authorities of 
Paris and petitioned that more light 
be given in the streets, if possible, and 
that the subway be made to run trains 
later than 11:30 p. m. Also that better 
facilities be granted to taxi motor cars 
for running at night. If such conces- 
sions can be made more people may 
attend amusements. The chauffeurs 
decline to work after 8 o'clock until 
the streets are better lighted and a 
higher tariff is allowed for evening 
fares. The Prefecture of Police and 
the Minister of the Interior have prom- 
ised to study the situation. In the 
meantime more lamps have been 
lighted on the streets, but Paris is far 
from being "la ville lumiere" as re- 
puted. The term, however, has always 
applied more to the intellectual ten- 
dency of the people than the luminous- 
ness of the city. 

Business is fair at the theatres; it 
is impossible to find seats in any house 
at the Sunday matinee, but there is 
plenty of room at the evening shows 
during the middle of the week. The 
picture houses and music halls still 
have the pick of the public— particu- 
larly the former. No prospect condi- 
tions will change for a few weeks. Yet 
there is a decided change, compared 
with last year, although poor programs 
are served up at several resorts doing 
excellent business. The Alhambra has 
the best vaudeville show in Paris. 

"Miquette et sa mere" has been re- 
vived at the Varietes; this will be fol- 
lowed by "Babouche," an operetta in 
three acts by Paul Bonhomme, music 
by Leo Pouget It is possible that 
Jules Brasseur, the comedian so long 
at the Varietes theatre, will be seen 
on the vaudeville stage. He does not 
seem to hit it off with the new manage- 
ment since Samuels' death. 

Jean Richepin's "Chemineau" will re- 
place "L'Aiglon" at the Theatre Sarah 
Bernhardt. 

Le Bargy will continue to play in 
Paris, the Comedie Francaise having 
agreed to accept an indemnity of $20,- 
000 for the broken contract. This ends 
a long controversy, on the same lines 
as the late C. Coquelin settled his dis- 
pute with the Comedie Francaise years 
ago. Le Bargy will remain now at the 
Porte St. Martin, where "Anna Kare- 
rine" now holds the stage in place of 
"Cyrano de Bergerac." E. Rostand's 
new piece, "Jeanne d'Arc," will see the 
light here, and substitute his version 
of "Faust," which has been definitely 
dropped. 

At the Palais Royal Manager Quin- 
son has a comedy-operetta "Le Poilu," 
by Hennequin and Veber, music by H. 
M. Jacquet. A new one-act farce by 
G. Feydeau, "Hortonse a dit: 'J'm'en 
fous' " is on the same bill. 



The Cigale has mounted a produc- 
tion after arrangements with the vari- 
ous authors, in which all the success- 
ful scenes from revues during the past 
three years are strung together. 



CO-OPERATIVE "SOCIETY BUDS." 

Atlanta, Feb. 2. 

"The Society Buds" with Clark and 

Bergman headlined are at the Forsythe 

this week, and will gradually work into 
New York on the co-operative playing 
plan. 

The act originally was a Jesse L. 
Lasky production. He had the stars 
under a contract which is now about 
expiring. There are 16 people In the 
company, and had it disbanded in the 
south through Clark and Bergman 
leaving, Mr. Lasky would have had to 
bring the company back to New York 
at his own expense. 

To side step that movement, Lasky 
has turned the act over to the company 
and they will divide the profits weekly 
according to a mutual agreement, 
meanwhile playing the big time vaude- 
ville theatres on the way north. 

The regular vaudeville salary of the 
turn is $1,250 weekly. 



ALIENATION SUIT. 

George W. Kingsbury, through his 
attorney, James A. Timony, started 
action in the Supreme Court in New 
York against Henry Hart, connected 
with a music publishing concern, to 
secure damages of $25,000 and costs for 
the alienation of his wife's, Lillian 
Kingsbury's, affections. 

The Kingsbury's, who were married 
in 1900, have two children and lived 
together until Dec. 15. 



Plimmer, Jr., in Naval Academy. 
Walter Plimmer, Jr., left this week 
for Washington, D. C, to enter the 
Army and Naval Academy there in 
preparation for Annapolis. 

If you don't advertise tai VARIETY, 
don't advertise 



MERCEDES IN FIGHT. 

Buffalo, Feb. 2. 

Mercedes left the Shea's theatre pro* 
gram Tuesday night, following a re- 
ported fight he had yesterday with an- 
other act on the bill, the trouble hav- 
ing arisen, it is said, oyer a woman. 

There is a woman in the Mercedes 
act, Mile. Stanton. 



COURT RECOGNIZES ORIGINATOR. 

Cincinnati, Febraary 2. 

Judge Nipper last wtek officially 
designated Elizabeth Mercedes Crane 
as the originator of the mental telep- 
athy vaudeville act known under the 
name of "Mercedes," when he refused 
to issue an injunction on the applica- 
tion of Joseph Mercedes to restrain 
Miss Crane from using the name of 
"Mercedes" in connection with her 
turn. 

The injunction was asked pending 
the adjudication of a suit for $5,000 
damages, brought by Joseph Mercedes 
against George Lovett, Mercedes 
Crane and George Fish (manager of 
the local Empress where the act was 
appearing). Mr. Lovett is Miss Crane's 
manager. 

In denying the application the court 
said it was satisfied Mercedes Crane 
had used that name for years and that 
she had originated the act now given 
by her. 

A duplicate of it is given by Joseph 
Mercedes. Miss Crane said the man 
known as Mercedes, whose real name 
is Joseph Cohen, was her manager up 
to three years ago, when Cohen left 
her, securing another woman for a 
pianist and calling himself "Mercedes." 



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LAURA GUERITE LONESOME. 

From letters received by friends over 
here, Laura Guerite, who has been in 
London for quite a while, is lonesome 
for New York. The early evenings 
through the dim lights, the "Zepps" 
and the "Subs" have "gotten" to Miss 
Guerite, according to the letters, and 
she will shortly be on her native land 
once again. 

Miss Guerite's last appearance in 
London was in the revue at the 
Queen's, in which Jack Norworth also 
appeared, playing opposite to her. 




BERT WILLIAMS IN LONDON. 

The present season will be Bert 
Williams' last with the Zeigfield "Fol- 
lies." The colored comedian will not. 
be a member of the cast of the revue 
tor the coming summer in New York. 

Last week he signed a contract which 
calls for his appearance In London un- 
der the direction of Albert de Cour- 
ville immediately after the present 
"Follies" closes. 



JOHN ABBOTT IN NEW YORK. 

John Abbott, manager for Francis, 
Day and Hunter, the London music 
publishing house, is in New York on 
business. He will remain for about a 
month. The American connection for 
the English concern is T. B. Harms & 
Francis, Day & Hunter. 



McOUIRB PLAYS 80LD. 
H. H. Frazee has purchased the 
rights to two dramatic pieces from 
William Anthony McGuire. The plays 
are "Twilight" and "A Little Bit Old 
Fashioned." Both are to be produced 
at an early date. 



Signing for the M. P. Rights to 

"THEN I'LL COME BACK TO YOU" 

Reading from left to right, the gentlemen shown in the picture are at follows: George Irving, 
Producing Director; H. K. Fly, Publisher; Anthony Kelly, Scenario Writer; Jacob Wilke, Manager 
Authors' Associated Agency: William L. SherrtU, President Frohtnan Amusement Corp., and 
Larry Evans, the author of the book. 



Marital Troubles in Cincinnati 
Cincinnati, Jan. 26. 

Betty Washington, 29, has been 
granted a divorce from Max Reichel, a 
musician 50 years of age. She is a 
violiniste with the Gus Edwards' act, 
appearing this week at Keith's theatre 
here. The couple formerly lived in 
Cincinnati. The decree was obtained 
on a charge of wilful absence. 

Marie Reese, 25 years of age, has 
filed a suit for divorce in the local 
courts against Harry Reese, a theatrical 
manager residing in McKeesport, Pa. 
Mrs. Reese charges her husband's "pa- 
latial home" in Pittsburgh was a two- 
room flat. — — 

HOWARD SISTERS. 

The Howard Sisters on the front 
cover this week, are known aa 'The 
International Entertainers." 

They have toured the world in their 
specialty, throughout Hawaii, Japan, 
China, India and the Philippines. 

The Howard Sisters are accepted pro- 
fessionally as a standard vaudeville act 
and are continuously working, at pres- 
ent playing over the circuit booked 
through the United Booking Offices, 
being under the personal supervision 
of Harry Weber. 




VARIETY 



Mabel Ford, in piano act, with player. 

Hilda Spong in sketch. (Max Hart). 

Schilling and Sinclair. 

Nat Shack and Charlotte Worth, 
two-act. 

William Halligan and Dama Sykes 
(returning), two-act. 

Charles McNaughton and Co. in 
comedy sketch. 

Charles Dickson and Co. of three in 
comedy sketch (M. S. Bentham). 

Delmar and Kelgard, formerly Del- 
mar and Light. 

Sam Sidman in a new act written by 
the author of "The Pride of The Race." 

Tom Lewis, single, ready Feb. 7 (M. 
S. Bentham). 

Rita Boland and Fred Hillibrand, 
act by Blanche Merrill (Max Hart). 

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Wayne Lind- 
say, "Fair Exchange," by James Madi- 
son, farcical playlet. 

Steve Mulroy (formerly with Roy 
Harrah and Company) is with the 
Cleveland Sisters. 

Marie and Irene, at the Royal, New 
York, this week, are the wives of Maron 
and Wiser, also on the same bill. 

"The Cabaret Girl" will open as a 
tabloid for the Western Vaudeville 
Managers' Association, Chicago, play- 
ing an hour and increased to 21 people 
(Bart McHugh). 

William Gaxton is no longer associ- 
ated in vaudeville with Anna Laughlin, 
but is to appear shortly in the former 
Douglas Fairbanks sketch, "A Regular 
Business Man." 

Roger Gray retired from the cast of 
"See America First" during rehearsal 
and will continue in vaudeville (Max 
Hart). He has been replaced in the 
show by Walter Lawrence. The com- 
pleted cast now includes Zelda Sears, 
Clifford Webb, William Danforth, 
Gypsy Spain, Walter Lawrence, Wil- 
fred Segram and William Raymond. 



SHUBERT ADD 'THE TRIBUNE." 

(Continued from Page 3.) 

In the same issue of the Tribune there 
appeared on the front page this box: 



"Lee and Jake" 

Generally hailed as The Shuberts, 
czars of the Rialto. Theatre man- 
agers, producers of blatant plays, 
intimidators of critics and bull- 
dozers of newspapers. They tried 
to muzzle The Tribune — and failed! 

Samuel Hopkins Adams tells the 
story to-day, showing up the Shu- 
berts. A most engrossing tale for 
all excepting Lee and Jake. It is 
told for the benefit of the public 
at large. On Page 12. 

THE SUNDAY TRIBUNE 

First to Last-— the Truth: News- 
Editorials — Advertisements 



ing to the early training of both of the 
Shuberts to qifalify them for that posi- 
tion. 

Mr. Adams promises in the future to 
expose the methods of the Shuberts 
to bridle the press other than the 
Tribune in regard to dramatic criti- 
cism in the past. 

Just how far the battle be- 
tween the managers and the paper 
will go is problematical. With two 
of the most influential daily papers 
of the city, both having a distinctly 
class circulation with the better peo- 
ple of the city, opposed to them, the 
Shuberts may yet discover their man- 
ner of attempting to do business with 
newspapers, and their effort to run the 
papers' amusement departments will 
not alone range all of the big dailies 
against them but will spread through- 
out the country, something another 
large theatrical firm once discovered 
to its cost, when the bold talker of 
the concern was informed by his part- 
ner to "shut up" as the best way to han- 
dle newspapermen. This advice seems 
to have been strictly followed since, 
to the marked advantage of the pub- 
licity secured by this firm's attractions 
and the attitude of newspaper men 
toward the members. 

If the Tribune is really in earnest in 
turning up some of the inner matters 
daily newspapers have heretofore 
dodged, it might go into the question 
4>f why cut-rate tickets are obtainable 
for so many Shubert attractions and 
how they are obtained by the cut-rate 
agencies, securing expert opinion 
why a theatre which sends out tickets 
for less than half the advertised price 
to speculators should charge the full 
price to unknowing victims who come 
right up to the box office. Along this 
line also the Tribune could find ma- 
terial for a story in how a theatrical 
manager connives to extort from the 
public when he has a "hit" they want 
to see. 

It is reported the arraignment of the 
Shuberts in the Sunday Tribune has 
been on the galleys in the composing 
room of that paper since shortly after 
its review of the Winter Garden pro- 
duction. What the Shuberts did more 
recently to force the council of the 
Tribune to decide to publish the story 
is not known at present. 



On the inside of the paper, on pages 
10 and 12, there were four columns of 
the Tribune's side of the row with the 
Shuberts, written in Mr. Adams' very 
best style, in which he managed to in- 
form the Tribune's readers Lee Shu- 
bert was a pretender to the crown of 
"Super-critic" of dramatic criticism for 
New York; and in relating the man- 
ager's fitness, or rather unfitness, for 
the position he printed the facts relat- 



10 ACTS AT STRAND. 

The Strand theatre, Hoboken, N. J., 
jumped its former five-ad bill to ten 
acts for each half this week, commenc- 
ing Monday. Last week the Strand in- 
creased it to eight. Joe Goodman, who 
books the house from the United Book- 
ing Offices, concluded to give the op- 
position over there a stronger rub by 
adding the extra two for this week. 

Prices are 10 and 15 at matinees; 10, 
15 and 25 at night. 

Philadelphia, Feb. 2. 
The Colonial here has a new policy 
of ten acts at 10-20-30. 



If you don't advortlso la VARIETY, 
don't advtrtloo 



IN AND OUT. 

At the Bushwick, Brooklyn, Monday, 
Morton and Moore, who were headlin- 
ing the program, left the bill and house 
through being assigned to the No. 2 
dressing room, they insisting upon the 
star (No. 1) room. That had been 
temporarily turned over to Josie 
Heather through being the only room 
large enough to accommodate a couch. 
Miss Heather was ill, playing only by 
sheer force of will, and required a couch 
to rest between shows. Upon the 
management declining to disposses 
Miss Heather and the couch, Morton 
and Moore gave notice of intention to 
quit. Jamie Kelly doubled from the 
Orpheum for the matinee; Harrison 
Brockbank and Co. are filling in the 
remainder of the week. 

Milo, playing a return engagement 
this season at the Palace, New York, 
refused to appear "No. 2" on the pro- 
gram Monday and left the bill. This 
is Milo's first season on the big time. 
He is a "tramp whistler" and when 
last at the Palace appeared in the 
"No. 2" spot Ben Welch took 
the vacancy, making the third vaude- 
ville house Welch is appearing in this 
week, while the burlesque show headed 
by him is laying off. 



Henry E. Dixey replaced Sam Ber- 
nard as the headliner at the Columbia, 
St. Louis, this week, "A Cabaret 
Girl" did the same for Mr. Bernard at 
the Majestic, Milwaukee, last week. 
Bernard cancelled a few weeks to rest 
at French Lick. He was to have been 
at the Palace, New York, next week. 



Mme. Chilson Ohrmann is heading 
the Orpheum bill at Omaha this week, 
replacing Carolina White, who is ill. 
Mme. Ohrmann will probably con- 
tinue on Miss White's Orpheum route 
until she recovers. 



Nan Halperin was despatched at six 
o'clock Saturday evening by Arthur 
Goldsmith of the M. S. Bentham office 
to replace Violet Dale at Keith's, Cin- 
cinnati, Sunday matinee. Miss Dale is 
out of the bill for the week. 

Weber and Diehl were out of the 
Avenue, Chicago, bill Jan. 27 and the 
house substituted Donita. About four 
months ago Weber and Diehl (hus- 
band and wife) were forced to cancel 
their Avenue date, owing to the stork 
visiting them in their dressing room. 



Harry Hayward and Co., en 
route from Davenport to Mason City, 
la., where they were to have opened 
Sunday, were stalled 10 hours on the 
way and when they reached the latter 
city the management of the Columbia 
informed Hayward another act had 
been engaged. — — 

Marie and Irene left the bill at the 
Royal after the Monday night perform- 
ance due to the illness of one of the 
girls. Denny and Boyle replaced them. 

John Charles Thomas was out of the 
cast of "Alone At Last" several days 
this week owing to illness. Charles 
Tingle, his understudy, appeared. 



OBITUARY. 

Helen Gannon died in New York 
City Jan. 27 at the age of about 24. 
The deceased had been in vaudeville 
for eight years and was appearing aa 
a "single act," due to open at Altooni, 
Pa., Jan. 24, when taken ill. Pneu- 
monia developed. Her home town 
was Baltimore. 

William Kitta, an actor, died this 
week in the Whitinsville, Mass., Hos- 
pital of pneumonia. He was to have 
appeared in Whitinsville with the Irish 
and Scotch Tabloid Players. He was 
46 years old and is survived by a 
daughter. 

Rubye Leone Gilbert, two-year-old 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Burt Rae, 
died here last week. The child's father 
recently played at the Imperial in "The 
Lure." The mother is known profes- 
sionally as Rubye Lester Rae. 




Ruth Gage, 26, playing in vaudeville, 
committed suicide at the home of her 
brother in San Francisco last week bv 
drinking poison. The deceased in a 
letter left by her mentioned having 
been ill and despondent. 

Harry I. "Doc" Irving, for many 
years connected with Buffalo Bill, died 
Monday in the S. R. Smith Infirmary, 
Staten Island, in his 69th year. He 
was a member of the Actors' Fund 
Home on Staten Island. 

Sigfried Remak, aged 70, some years 
ago press agent and assistant manager 
of the Bush Temple, Chicago, dropped 
dead in a Chicago barber shop last 
week. A widow survives. 



Jamea Austin Shields, at one time an 
animal trainer for the late P. T. Bar- 
num, died Monday at his home in 
Brooklyn of heart disease. He was 73 
years old. 

Lydia A. Phillips, mother of Frank 
Phillips (of the Boston Opera Co.), 
died Monday at the home of her son- 
in-law, Dr. John W. Pierce, in Coney 
Island, N. Y. 

Mrs. Susan E. Robinson, the surviv- 
ing member of the once famous Ste- 
phen C. Foster Quartet, died this week 
at her home in Pittsburgh. 



James Leonard had to leave the 
Prospect Monday through vocal trouble. 
Mr. and Mrs. Norman Phillips sub- 
stituted. * 



Cal (Happy) Wagner, aged 76 years, 
old-time minstrel man, died last week 
in Syracuse. 

Frank Schraut, stage manager of the 
Haymarket, Chicago, died Jan. 26 of 
throat trouble. 

The father of Charles Wilshin, the 
agent, died Jan. 26. 

The mother of Harry Taylor diH p-t 
the age of 77 in Bostotv Jan. 24, 



VARIETY 



IS 




Edward B. Lewis is assistant man- 
ager at Proctor's 5th Avenue. 

James J. Morton will shortly start 
a tour of the Pantages Circuit. 

The Flying RusseUs have dissolved 
partnership. 

Jerry Hart has joined "The House 
of Glass," playing Lieutenant Crowley. 

Rosie Lloyd is on the Pantages cir- 
cuit 

The Dancing La Vara are on the Pan 
tages circuit, billed as added attraction 

Dave Seidman is assistant to Man- 
ager J. J. Loewer at the Bedford, 
Brooklyn. 

Florence Carpenter has been engaged 
by John Meehan to play leads with the 
New Bedford, (Mass.) stock. 

Florence Ingersoll of the Ernest 
Evans Revue has joined the Julian 
Eltinge show, "Cousin Lucy." 

Dooley and Rugel sail for London 
in May, to play for Alfred Butt. Bart 
McHugh fixed it. 



The Arnaut Brothers (musical 
clowns) have been placed under a two 
years' contract by Flo Ziegfeld, Jr. 

Florence Martin has replaced Kitty 
O'Connor with "Peg O' My Heart," on 
tour. 

Gua Schleainger, former manager of 
the Victoria, Buffalo, is now managing 
the Family, Ottawa. 

Bertha Moss has been added to the 
professional department of the T. B. 
Harms Music Publishing firm. 

Rene Parker is to replace Isabel 
Randolph in the second company of 
"Nobody Home.' 



n 



Kate Elinore and Sam Williams are 
now under the business direction of 
Chamberlain Brown. 



The Morris Crbnin act under the 
original title is continuing, appearing 
at the Orpheum, Brooklyn, next week, 
under the direction of Morris Cronin's 
widow. 



Earl Carroll has gone to Los An- 
geles to complete a new musical com- 
edy which Oliver Morosco is to pro- 
duce on the coast. "So Long Letty" 
was the last of the Carroll works to be 
produced by the Western manager. 



Richard Dix has left for Montreal 
to play leads at His Majesty's theatre 
there. 

Miller and Lyle, the colored come- 
dians, have been placed by Willie Edel- 
sten to open at the Palace, London, 
Feb. 14. 

Mrs. Jim Flynn (formerly Fannie 
Vedder) well known in burlesque 
circles, became the mother of a boy 
this week at Excelsior Springs, Mo. 

When Al Fields struck Edmonton, 
Canada, last week, it was 42 below 
zero, the ideal place for Freeman Bern- 
stein, says Al. 

Olive Tell is to be a member of the 
Beerbohm Tree company which is to 
present Shakespearean revivals here in 
March. 

John Cort has engaged the Theodore 
Bendix String Quartette (formerly in 
vaudeville) for the Cort theatre to open 
at that house Feb. 14. 

A third actress is now playing the 
role of Mrs. Potash in "Abe and Maw- 
rus," the two defections being Mrs. 
Cotrelly and Mrs. Moscowitz. 

The Clark and Martelle Booking Ex- 
change, formed in Cleveland, is com- 
posed of Alice Clark, formerly prima 
donna in several musical comedy pro- 
ductions, and Howard D. Martelle, the 
ventriloquist. 



Harry Welsh left "The Monte Carlo 
Girls" a couple of weeks ago, after 
having been with the company seven 
years. 

Elsie Glynn, leading lady of "It Pays 
to Advertise" (southern) was married* 
Jan. 11 at Springfield, 111., to Leo F. 
Weil, an attorney of Chicago. Mias 
Glynn will continue in the profession. 

"The System" by the late Paul Arm- 
strong (formerly played on the big 
time by Taylor Granville) opened 
Monday in the B. S. Moss houses. It 
carries 22 people. 

The Hippodrome, Cleveland (big 
time), is opening acts for the follow- 
ing week on Sundays, when the jumps 
to Cleveland are convenient for that 
purpose. 

Manager Wolfolk of the Gaiety, 
Brooklyn, assumed charge of the York- 
ville, New York (American Burlesque 
Circuit), on Monday, replacing Arthur 
Pierson. - 

Tommy O'Brien-Havel in his 
sketch, and Mr. O'Brien-Havel's son 
(Arthur Havel) in another sketch, 
opened on the Loew time this week, 
placed by Irving Cooper. 

George Bothner* has opened a gym on 
West 42d street It is one flight up, 
with large windows opening onto the 
street. The sight of the athletes spar- 
ring or wrestling is often watched by 
passersby. 



"Nell of the Cabaret" 



NELLYE DE-ANSONNE 



(MRS. HERBERT UPDIKE) 



Not a Freak Act As Expected, But An 

Agreeable Surprise 

Genuine Hit On Her Own Ability 



HELD OVER AS THE HEADLINER 
AT McVICKER'S, CHICAGO, SECOND WEEK 

(Jan. 31st— Feb. 7th) 



Playing To Unprecedented Attendance 



16 



VARIETY 



Special Notices 

To W. R. A. U. and A. A. A. 



The International Election SPECIAL NOTICES 



To Old Members 



The reinstatement fee will be $11 com- 
mencing en February Utk. That omui 
that all old members, male and tomato, 
who wtoh to become members, and who 
wlah to tako advantage of tha $S reia- 
atatamaBt fee, muat do ao bafora Febru- 
ary 12, If II. 

THIS MEANS AND INCLUDES ALL, 
AND NO ONE NEED BE AFRAID OF 
THE BLACKBALL, for THAT AND THE 
BALLOT HAVE BEEN ABOLISHED. 

Wa wlah to maka It aa easy aa poaalbto 
tor all old members to return, aad there- 
fore wa flva this, THE LAST AND FINAL 
NOTICE. 

REMEMBER, IT WILL COST YOU 
TWICE AS MUCH TO COME BACK AF- 
TER FEBRUARY Uth. 



To Non-Members 



Tha Initiation too at tha praaant 
la flf, but, by vlitua of tha p ows r gli 
to tha Board of Dlroctora or Intama ttonal 
Board. THIS FEE MAY BE INCREASED, 
at any time, without notice, UP TO AND 
INCLUDING flN. 



Thla means that, whan you nsxt 
thaaa notices, tha INITIATION FEE MAY 
BE IS, may bo SB, may bo tM OR EVEN 

flea. 

So taka advantage whllo thara la yat 
tuna. 

Wa do not wlah to kaap anyona out ha- 
cauaa of flnanclal conditions, or bacauaa 
tha Initiation too may bo too largo, but 
thara la a limit to our patience, and per- 
auaalon muat 



IT IS YOUR DUTY TO BELONQ TO 
THESE ORGANIZATIONS, and WHEN 
YOU BELONG YOU WILL FIND IT IS A 
PLEASURE. 

It la no good opposing our pollcloa from 
tha outalda. Tha only way to change them, 
to modify tham or to cruah tham la to 
coma Inalda. SO COME INSIDE WHILE 
YOU CAN AT A MODERATE COST. 



THE ANNUAL MASQUE AND CIVIC 
BALL WILL BE HELD MARCH leTH AT 
THE AMSTERDAM OPERA HOUSE, 
44TH STREET AND aTH AVENUE. 

FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THE HIS- 
TORY OF THE ALLIED ORGANIZA- 
TIONS, THERE WILL BE A LADIES' 
COMMITTEE IN CHARGE OF ONE OF 
THE DEPARTMENTS.* 

MEMBERS OF THE AAA DESIRING 
TO SERVE ON THAT COMMITTEE ARE 
REQUESTED TO NOTIFY EITHER IN 
PERSON OR BY LETTER, THE HEAD- 
QUARTERS OFFICE 



We, ara going to publish a list of acts 
that managara can cancel without danger 
to themaalvea. Do you want your name 
to be on that Hat? If not, make Instant 
application tor membership. 



During the past months there has been some criticism of the 
Board of Directors of this organization. Whether that criticism, 
or some of it, was deserved is not a question to be argued in the 
public print, but a matter to be debated within the ranks of the 
organization. 

However, the Board of Directors have themselves settled the 
subject. They recommended to the adjourned Special General 
Meeting, which was held on Tuesday night, that, instead of wait- 
ing until next June for a new election, under the new constitu- 
tion that the new International officers should be immediately 
elected ; that is, as soon as the necessary forms and nominations 
should be received. 

By this action, which was endorsed by the General Meeting, 
they have carried the new constitution to its logical issue. 

The much-discussed Board of Directors will cease to exist on 
the declaration of the result of the ballot of the International 
Board. 

The new International Board will consist of an International 
President, who will be, by virtue of his office, President of the 
New York Lodge No. 1, an International Vice-President, who 
will be, by virtue of his office, Vice-President of the New York 
Lodge, No. 1, an International Secretary-Treasurer, who shall 
be known as the International Executive, who shall also, by 
virtue of his office, be Secretary-Treasurer of the New York 
Lodge, No. 1, and an International Board consisting of 21 mem- 
bers elected at large. 

Any male member in good standing may be nominated to run 
for any of these offices by any other two members in good 
standing. 

Their names will be placed upon a ballot in alphabetical order, 
and sent out to every member of the International Organization 
— this includes the Hebrews, the Germans and all other branches 
of this organization. 

The nominations must reach the International Headquarters 
by 12 midnight, February 26th. They will then be immediately 
placed upon the ballot, and said ballots, with the return envelope, 
will be immediately despatched to the address of every member 
whom we have on our files. 

All ballots must be received here at headquarters before 
midnight, March 31st, when they will be immediately handed 
over to the tellers, and, on the announcement of the result of 
the ballot, the International Board will come into being. 

TO THE MEMBERS OF THE W. R. A. U AND A. A. A. 

I do not know, and I do not care, who are nominated for these 
offices, nor shall I take any interest in the election beyond my 
own candidacy. 

I shall run for International Executive, Secretary-Treasurer, 
and I want to put my position plainly before the members so that 
they will know what they are voting for and the platform upon 
which I stand. 

I stand for "The Closed Shop ;" an equitable contract ; no more 
than 5% commission to be paid on any one engagement ; to 
prevent and abolish all abuses from which the theatrical profes- 
sion suffers or may suffer ; and a Board of Arbitration to settle 
all differences, if possible, and if elected I shall use every legal 
and legitimate means to enforce and carry out this policy. 

If I am elected by the majority of this organization, then, 
after this public statement of my platform, I shall know that 
that is the policy and the will of the majority, and by it I shall 
stand, for it I shall fight, and, with the assistance of the majority, 
for it I shall triumph. 

But let no one vote for me in ignorance of what I stand for. I 
cannot make it any more clear than this : Preparedness and 
Protection ; and I shall carry out that policy until it is the will 
of the majority of the members of these Orders that such policy 
shall be changed. 

I hope the members of these Organizations will carefully study 
the names submitted to them for their votes, and will, without 
fear or favor, choose the best men— and may the best men win. 

HARRY MOUNTFORD. 



Soma White Rats are forgetting 
tho obligation of tkia Organisa- 
tion. Wa, therefore, print it in 
full: 

"I hereby solemnly and sincerely pledge 
my honor that I will not reveal any private 
business or proceedinge of thla Union, nor 
of any Individual actions of Its members; 
that 1 will, without equivocation or eva- 
sion, aad to the beat of my ability, ao lone; 
aa I remain a member hereof, abide by tho 
istltutieu and by-laws, obey and abide 



Sthe rules, refutations and mandates of 
a Order of the White Rata Actors' Union 
of America, and Its properly elected offi- 
cers, ANDTHAT I WILL ABIDE BY THE 
WILL OF THE MAJORITY. Aad I fur- 
ther pledge myaeH to support the consti- 
tution and by-laws of tho White Rats 
Actors' Union." 



It was decided by tho Spocial 
General Meeting Held Tuesday 
night, that the recommendation off 
the Board of Directors (pasted 
unanimous!* at the Board meeting 
on Tuesday) should he adopted. 

It is as follows: 

That there ahall be held, aa soon as pos- 
sible, a now election for the International 
Board and that nominations muat bo re- 
ceived ot hoodnuartera by tw el ve midnight 
on February Uth. 

The twenty-four ofBcee open for elec- 
tion are aa followai International Fred- 
dent (ex-offido President of tho New York 
Lodge), International Vice-President (ex- 
officio Vice-President of tho Now York 
Lodge), International Executive and Sce- 
retary-Treaaurer (ex-oflcio Se cr e tar y 
Treasurer of the New York Lodge); and 
twenty-one membe r s of tho Inl 



Any male member in good stand- 
ing is eligible for nomination if 
nominated by two members in good 
standing, and if accompanying it, 
is the following statement signed 
by the member nominated (or 
words to tho same effect) t 

"I have much pleasure fat a cc ep tin g the 
nomination aa a candidate for 
and If elected promise to fulfill my duties 
according to the Constitution and By- 
Lawa of the Whlto Rate Actors' Union of 
America.'* 

Do not forget— all nominations 
must reach headquarters before 
February Uth, lfll 



It was alto decided that on tho 
same ballot should be two refer- 
endum votes, as follows, to which 
the members are asked to vote 
"Yes- or "No." 

(1) "Ars you la favor of an offensive and 
defensive alliance, wherever and whenever 
possible, with the organised muafclane, 
organised stage hands aad all other organ- 
ised bodies of the theatrical employees 7" 

(2) "Do you grant tho International 
Board, In case of necessity, power to order 
a levy of S% upon all actors' salaries, who 
may be working in other theatres during 
a strike or lock-out V 

The attorney for the White Rats 
Actors' Union and Associated 
Actresses of America, is Mr. James 
A. Timony, Longacro Building, 
New York City. 



VACANCIES FOR 

11 Deputy Organizers. Apply for 
credentials and particulars to 
Harry Mountford. 



Holders of transfer cards either 
V. A. F. or I. A. L. can attend all 
meetings of the Lodge, after the 
initiation. 



NEW ACTS THIS WEEK 



17 



NEW ACTS NEXT WfcfcK 

Initial Preeontattoa, First App**rmnc« 

or lUa ppaeumnee la or Around 

Now York 

Melville EUie end Irene Bordoni, 
Colonial 

Searle Alien, Ed Howard and Co., 
Royal. 

Rev. Frank Gorman, Prospect 

"Miniature Review/' Bushwick. 



Bertha Creighton and Co. (2). 
Dramatic Sketch. 
18 Mine,; Five (Parlor). 
Columbia (J*n* 30). 

A sketch, written and played ai was 
usual eight or ten years ago. In it the 
husband admits he is carrying $500,000 
in money in his wallet, saying to his 
wife, "See, here it is, 100 $5,000 bills." 
Then they expect the Sunday gallery 
at the Columbia to be the best behaved 
in the city I The husband also admitted 
having that day "just cleaned up a mat- 
ter of $10,000." But his whole day. was 
spoiled when, coming out of the Knick- 
erbocker Hotel to get into his car, he 
saw his first wife, whom he had mar- 
ried in England five years before, 
standing on the curb. So he took a 
taxi home. The first wife knew his 
present wife, but not that he had mar- 
ried her. So she turned up at her hus- 
band's apartment to get carfare, and 
saw him there, but said nothing except- 
ing she wanted that $500,000 to square 
it, obtaining it, and afterward confess- 
ing she had divorced him three years 
before in England, which would have 
relieved him of the bigamy charge she 
threatened. When he left her in Eng- 
land, he took with him $50,000 belong- 
ing to her, so the sketch really is an 
object lesson in informing married men 
if they jump their first wives without 
notice they may become millionaires. 
Badly written and badly played; en- 
titled to nothing beyond small time. 

8ime. 



Jane Lawrence, 

8onga. 

14 Mine.; One. 

American Roof. 

Jane Lawrence (or Laurence) has 
as many dresses aa songs in her act 
There is nothing else, barring Miss 
Lawrence's high note, which should 
be barred. Her lively numbers are the 
"Chin Chin" song from the Hippo- 
drome show and "Molly Dear, It's You 
I'm After." She opened with "Dear 
Heart of Mine" (near enough, anyway) 
and then sang "M-O-T-H-E-R" 
(which now has a new first verse). 
Miss Lawrence will not follow the 
orchestra or the orchestra cannot fol- 
low her. She runs above and insists 
upon exploiting that high note. In 
the "Mother" number she seemed to 
skip on the high at the first chorus 
and went back to it for a second try. 
Miss Lawrence's enunciation becomes 
confused with her warbling, and unless 
she settles with herself just what to 
do with both, the singing turn she is 
now giving may be relegated back to 
the No. 2 spot. Tuesday evening Miss 
Lawrence was No. 4. The change of 
dresses so often and without delayed 
waits does help. 8ime, 



Ruth St. Dennis 

and Co. 

Dances. 

33 Mine.; Full Stage (Special Sets) 

Palace. 

The "dance production" presented 
by Ruth St. Dennis at the Palace this 
week is so far and away above any- 
thing Miss St. Dennis has yet given 
to vaudeville, from the dances to the 
settings in it, that this classical dancer 
must be absolved from further con- 
nection with the "bunk," such as the 
classical dancers who did their "Hin- 
doo" as they liked, were termed in the 
days gone by. It's almost startling in 
its surprise, is this artistic, well 
mounted and arranged dancing num- 
ber staged by Miss St. Dennis, to run 
30 minutes or more. It is composed 
of herself, principally assisted by Ted 
Shawn, two solo dancers, an ensemble 
of four young women dancers and a 
couple of Hindoos, more or less. Miss 
St. Dennis during the season, has been 
giving a series of matinees. It was 
said about the theatre George Gott- 
leib, the Orpheum Circuit's booker for 
the Palace, sat through two of Miss 
St. Dennis' matinees (running three 
hours each) and selected the numbers 
forming the present St. Dennis vaude- 
ville turn. The best of these is "An- 
cient Egypt, a Ballet of the Tam- 
boura," closing the act. It is danced 
by Miss St. Dennis and Mr. Shawn 
in an exquisite set (under the lights) 
representing a stone arch on a high- 
way. The effect was near perfect in 
its simplicity. Mr. Shawn is a mus- 
cled, brown skinned dancer of a whole- 
some masculine physique, though he 
does dance barelegged and footed, but 
it fits in the surroundings and with Miss 
St. Dennis, in this number, they make 
a captivating pair. The music of the 
St. Dennis turn is another departure 
to commend. It is more human, sounds 
like dance music and helps the 
dancing much better that that form- 
erly weird straining that meant noth- 
ing beyond first aid to the "bunk." 
Miss St. Dennis' opening dance was 
"The Spirit of the Sea," and could 
have been either a mermaid in action, 
maiden swimming or an imitation of 
a fish. The set also helped this, and 
Miss St. Dennis did it well, likewise 
"The Peacock" in the second full set, 
in which Mr. Shawn also assisted. 
"The Peacock" carried a light story, 
and has been done in a way by Agnes 
Mahron Rector's ballroom floor. So 
did Lubowska, at Rector's, also the 
Palace, do the "Danse Javanese" (to 
the same music) Ada Forman executes 
as the second number in the St. Dennis 
act. Miss Forman did it before the 
curtain, to permit of a setting, and 
Mile. Datillo did a "Danse Tragique" 
rather fetchingly later on, for the 
same purpose. Ruth St. Dennis is at- 
tempting to fool no one with this turn. 
It has no flood of girls nor nakedness, 
and can stand up strictly on its mer- 
its. It's such an act as vaudeville 
might profitably engage more often, 
did it happen, and the Palace could 
hardly be mistaken in holding Miss St. 
Dennis for two weeks or longer, as an 
educational example on the actual ad- 
vancement in vaudeville, if nothing 
else. 8ime. 



George Nash and Co. (2). 

'The Unexpected" (Comedy Drama). 

25 Mins.; Five (Library). 

Palace. 

This "surprise finish" playlet, written 
by Aaron Hoffman and produced by 
Jos. Hart for the vaudeville debut this 
week at the Palace, New York, of 
George Nash, together with Julia Hay 
for principal support, would not have 
a very decided chance in big time vau- 
deville just now were it not for the 
Nash name connection. It follows too 
closely in outline "The Passion Play 
of Washington Square" recently pro- 
duced as a playlet, and the endings are 
too similar, though "surprise finishes" 
of the rehearsal sort have grown quite 
common within the past three years. 
The piece fits Mr. Nash, at least his 
role does, much more securely than 
the opposite part seems to fasten upon 
Miss Hay. It is of two crooks, a he 
and she, meeting on mutual burglary 
ground (another idea used in a couple 
of "crook" sketches of the past.) 
After considerable dialog, among 
which, including business, are what 
are known as "vaudeville's sure fires," 
the situation resolves itself into the 
couple (who finally admit the other is 
too fly to have anything put over on 
them) agreeing to live straight and 
wed, but he insists and does rob the 
safe of a ruby. The butler reaches 
the room, is knocked insensible and 
the couple attempt to escape, when a 
policeman's whistle and shot are heard. 
The woman falls, is carried to a couch 
by he, who moans as he slides to the 
floor. She then arises, asking:* "How 
was it, George?" "Not so good, Jule," 
Mr. Nash replies. "Give me that manu- 
script. I think the love scene should 
go out and where I pose as the owner 
of the house didn't get over. I did that 
anyway in 'Officer 666.' " "It's all right, 
George," answered Miss Hay (Mrs. 
Nash). "Vaudeville likes the unex- 
pected," and turning to the audience, 
Miss Hay naively queried, "Don't 
you?" The house with applause made 
the mute yes sign. Among the "sure 
fires" were several remarks, satirical, 
on lawyers. They were certain laugh 
getters. According to vaudeville and 
its idea of lawyers the Bar Associa- 
tion can not move too swiftly. Mr. 
Nash's portions of the conversation 
are wittily joined and he gives an ex- 
cellent performance. Miss Hay at- 
tempted too much shade in her change 
from a lecturing society young woman 
to a confessed crookess. The playlet 
with Mr. Nash will make its mark as 
a sketch feature on a vaudeville pro- 
gram. Sime. 



Parry Collier and Katherine De Walde, 
Skaters. 

9 Mins.; Full Stage. 

Royal. 

Nine minutes on rollers by this team 
at the Royal Monday night closing the 
show. There wasn't anything new or 
startling done by cither. All of the 
feats on wheels exhibited are usual in 
roller rinks. The act is just about right 
for the small time, where it will make 
a flash on the bills in the strength of 
the girl's closing costume, somewhat 
a la Tanguay. Fred. 



Beatrice Morrell and Vocalists (0) 

Musical and Vocal. 

20 Mins.; Full Stage (Special Set). 

Orpheum. 

A sextet of good looking women in 
music and song, the latter running 
strictly along classic lines with a bal- 
lad neatly sandwiched in here and 
there, but on the whole cleverly con- 
structed into an entertaining turn. The 
setting is a blue interior with the 
opening costumes matching, three of 
the six aiding the vocalists with harp, 
piano and violin accompaniments. The 
opening is "Aloha Oe" (behind the 
curtain) followed by two ensemble 
numbers after which one of the mem- 
bers (probably Miss Morrell) soloed 
two selections. One would have suf- 
ficed. A quintet arrangement came 
next with a piano and violin duet fol- 
lowing. This portion might be strength, 
ened by staging the musical duet im- 
mediately after the solo work; it would 
st least break up the continuous sing- 
ing. A quartet followed singing "She's 
the Daughter of Mother Machree," and 
did nicely on a verse and chorus, but 
the arrangement of the second chorus 
could be dispensed with. The harmony 
is somewhat of! and the bit is neither 
effective nor productive of results. An 
ensemble number closed the turn. A 
change to stunning white costumes was 
cleverly executed and while the ar- 
rangement is good from a scenic and 
artistic standpoint, the repertoire can 
be switched around to provide better 
returns. Miss Morrell might also call 
for more dark lights, thus providing 
a better stage picture, using the white 
spot solely for the quartet scene. At 
it stands, the turn can hold up any* 
where on the vocal and music efforts 
and should develop with proper direc- 
tion into a standard big time vehicle. 

Wpnn. 



Lloyd and Britt 
Songs and Talk. 
12 Mine.; One. 
Colonial 

This team, new to the big time in 
the east, stepped into the Colonial bill 
this week, following a disappointment, 
and walked off with the hit of the show. 
The program was made to order for 
Lloyd and Britt, but, despite the favor- 
able circumstances, this couple will 
qualify, for they have a good idea of 
the essential combination of comedy 
and song. Opening with a medley, 
cleverly built in story form, they pro- 
ceed through a routine of talk, inter- 
rupted here and there with a song or 
dance, and closing with a Scotch num- 
ber in kilts, the taller of the team aim- 
ing successfully for comedy. The danc- 
ing bit is well done, but suggests others 
of the kind, being made of imitations 
of various walks. The Scotch finale 
might suggest to some the finish of 
the Ward Brothers' former turn, but 
Lloyd and Britt made better use of it 
than the Wards did. The smaller chap 
sings well, but in his concluding num- 
ber went in for nasal strains to some 
extent. The orchestration should be 
arranged to suit his voice. On the 
whole they pleased, and deserved the 
results attained, and should have no 
trouble in gathering the coveted big 
time route. Wynn. 



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VARIETY 



Foley and O'NeU. 
Songs and Dances. 
15 Mins.; One. 
Columbia (Jan. 30). 

Two young fellows in evening dress, 
who had a responsive audience before 
them at the Columbia Sunday after- 
noon. Appearing "No. 2" they did so 
well the act was likely moved down 
at the night show, since there was 
plenty on the same bill which should 
have been before the turn anyhow. 
This team does more singing than 
dancing. One of the boys sports a light 
tenor of no decided quality but which 
would appeal to a pop audience. He 
started off as a single with a ballad, 
"I Was Never Nearer Heaven in My 
Life" (a new ballad, and a corking good 
one, by Ted Snyder). It brought a riot 
of applause for the singer, who came 
next with "My Mother's Rosary" that 
got him so much he went to another 
ballad, "There's a Broken Heart for 
Every Light on Ei» alway." As a team 
they opened with "Did You Run?", a 
valueless song and dance on the style 
of Doyle and Dixon's (more the song 
than dance), and later used "Good Old 
Days Back Home," nothing in the turn 
doing so well for the boys, including 
the dancing finish, as the single-handed 
singing of the ballads, the singer throw- 
ing in a double voice for good measure. 
The team will do for the small big or 
big small time. Rime. 



Harry and Anna Seymour. 
Songs, Dances and Talk. 
14 Mins.; One. 
Fifth Avenue. 

Harry and Anna Seymour have a neat 
singing and dancing act that will do 
for an early spot on the better bills. 
The boy is a very clever dancer of the 
soft shoe variety, and the girl can put 
over comedy lines, although she cannot 
sing. The team is opening with "You, 
the Moon and a Ragtime Tune," in 
which the girl tries to harmonize, but 
fails. Her next bit is an imitation of 
Anna Held singing "I Wonder What's 
the Matter With My Eyes." Anna 
Held imitations have long since had 
their vogue in vaudeville and are now 
in the discard, and although Miss Sey- 
mour does this imitation cleverly it 
doesn't belong. The boy's dance fol- 
lows, and it gets over. A comedy num- 
ber by the girl showed that she can 
put over a talking song and she should 
stick to comedy at all times for when 
the talking bits came along a little 
later it proved to be her star spot. 
"Under the Arabian Moon" is used to 
close with, the team finishing with a 
dance that sends them away nicely. 
Miss Seymour's dressing is worthy of 
mention. She wears four costumes, 
each pretty, and they all look well on 
her. Fred. 



Orren and Drew. 
Animal Imitators. 
15 Mins.; One. 
Fifth Avenue. 

Orren and Page, man and woman, 
have imitations of birds and beasts done 
with the mouth. The woman also 
whistles. The act has a laughing fin- 
ish that scored at the Fifth Avenue 
Tuesday night, but it is evidently de- 
signed for the small time. There it 
will pass nicely. Fred. 



Jamie Kelly. 

Songs and Talk. 

13 Mins.; One (Special Drop) 

Orpheum. 

Jamie Kelly, a popular Brooklynite 
and formerly a construction superin- 
tendent, made his formal bow to vaude- 
ville at the Orpheum Monday before 
a capacity house, the orchestra floor 
holding several hundred members of a 
political organization who came solely 
for the purpose of helping him along. 
The rafters shook with applause at Mr. 
Kelly's entrance and an outburst of 
real Irish enthusiasm followed each 
score, but Jamie went nonchalantly 
along, never intimating a knowledge of 
the club's presence. Kelly's drop 
shows a scene familiar to New York- 
ers, that of a subway construction 
building. His routine of Irish stories 
deals directly with his experience while 
supervising the construction of New 
York's subway and each sounds orig- 
inal. The "gags" are broken up with 
an occasional song, a comedy num- 
ber called "They're Goin' to Build a 
Subway to Ireland," showing great re- 
sults. A medley of Irish numbers in- 
cluding a "Come-All Ye" at the finish 
gave him a safe exit after which he 
encored with a new war song that car- 
ries possibilities. Kelly has a pleas- 
ant manner, plenty of personality and 
a likeable delivery. In addition he has 
a good act and one that can qualify. 
He is far from the "freak" classifica- 
tion and is decidedly professional in 
every move. Were it not for the pub- 
licity angle accompanying his Or- 
pheum date, the story of his past would 
never have been suspected. Wpnn. 



COLUMBIA. 



Two Carltons. 

Comedians and Acrobats. 

9 Mins.; One (1); Full (7); One (1). 

Fifth Avenue. 

Comedians and acrobats is the only 
billing that will do justice to this team. 
They are comedians first and acrobats 
afterward, and incidentally are present- 
ing an act that will go in almost any 
early spot on a big time bill, because 
of the opening and closing in "one," 
with a comedy effect. The men come 
strolling on at the opening of the act 
in front of the street drop and cross 
the entire stage, look the drop over and 
then walk off. The full stage interior 
is next used, and after a couple of min- 
utes of pantomimic comedy which gets 
laughs a very speedy routine of acro- 
batics is handled, with a corking finish 
marking the exit. Back to "one" and 
the two again come strolling across the 
stage to a laugh on the applause finish. 

Fred. 



Archie Nicholson Trio. 
Comedy Musical. 
16 Mins.; Five (Parlor). 
Columbia (Jan. 30). 

A comedy musical formation reminis- 
cent of other days in vaudeville. The 
straight, silly kid and Scotch (in kilts), 
playing several instruments, relying 
for comedy on the kid's laugh and the 
Scotchman's burr. In the talk is "Don't 
you ha ha in my face" and "Don't put 
your face in my ha ha," belonging to 
Sam and Kitty Morton. The music will 
pass (brasses and reeds) for houses 
wanting it, and the turn as framed will 
get along in a spot on the small time. 

Sime. 



The Columbia b auuoay vaudeville program 
has a poor an ttuguuiuui 101 uie matinee, it 
was, uottuvur, Muujuci to twining aoout that 
w*y nave brougut out lis lull strength Cor 
iiie uigut ptrioruiunce, if tu lit were doue. 

iiit, opening spot was occupied oy The 
iirigutoue, rug painters, who became one of 
iuu oni h oebt likeu iu rough the novelty of the 
turn lo me Coiuniola. luey uo uie ran work 
bo wen end especially the unlsn (a reproduc- 
tion ot Uie Hoe* liouueur painting of tne three 
Homes' ueaus) that any uuuience might well 
enjoy their ueatiy placed process of piecing 
tuo several bite of ciouis until they repre- 
sent image immediately recognizable. A 
couple of turns lurtuer uown on uie bill would 
nave betier utttd the hret position. 

Following tnem were Foley and u Nell (New 
Acts), two boys Just suited to Uie house in 
iront, with Archie Nlcnolson and Company 
(.New Ac u*> Uie third turn, which failed to 
ueip the snow at this juncture. Cardo and 
Noil came next, started by Mr. Caruo In a 
1'ierrot costume that suggested to tbe gallery 
be was not as llaeabie as he aiterward be- 
came wben dressing straight. With Miss Noll 
the two went through a pleasant btralgbt 
binglug number mat was a ui version. Alter 
mum were Uertha Creighton and Company 
(.sew Acts) in a far-ietcbed skeich me gal- 
lery could not be blamed for mildly repuuiat- 
lug in part, und luiiutMliately alter Bob Hall 
seut the gallery luto a riot of noise through 
bis open invitation for suggestions for paro- 
dies, in meiouies and subjects. 

The gallery seemed to respond as one, and 
Hall bad difficulty in quletiug mem. At the 
iinish he had his quesuouaole revenge in 
singling out a gallery gou who had asked him 
lo sing about bis (Hall's) bald head, Hall 
replying in verse by sayiog braius had cbased 
tbe bair otf his head, wnicn, if tbe same thing 
had happened to me boy up above* igaliery) 
he would not be obliged to sit mere. Tbe 
wisdom of mis sort of retort even in song Is 
open to general discussion with me advantage 
ail on me stage though the object be un- 
known, and Mr. Hall may hear about it if he 
ever piays beiore me Columbia's gallery again. 

Asiue from mat bob Hall has a most unique 
idea for an extern singer, as he is, "No. 6" 
on the bill he immeuiately plunged via song 
lnio the sketch matter just anead of him, 
bringing out the travesty in lyric, and touch- 
ing upon other acts as well preceding him. 
Turough that Mr. Hall should never be placed 
otnerwise on a medium bill man next lo clos- 
ing for the further travestied lyrical oppor- 
tunity that spot would give him. The extern 
on current news topics and songs as devised 
by Hall would sIbo be a novelty if he could 
hold down mis portion to a proper state of 
decorum. Among me bits he did in this man- 
ner was a verse on the Mrs. Mohr trial, and 
although decidedly prejudiced against Mrs. 
Mohr, that might be excused on me plea of 
me suddenness. Hall is always under a 
strain in this for It needs an extraordinarily 
acute mind for the work in hand. The Colum- 
bia's orchestra slightly upset him, but he was 
good enough showman to offset it, at least as 
tar as the audience was concerned. Hall 
spoiled a splendid impression' by closing with 
two semi-ballads, sung straight, neither neces- 
sary and bom wholly uexplaloable in their 
presence (and especially late) in an act of 
mis sort. Just previously Mr. Hall did a 
glaring red Are for a straight-parodied verse, 
using Mr. Wilson as the target, praying to 
Qod Wilson remains at Washington four years 
longer. Mr. Hall was the applause hit of the 
afternoon, but his turn requires more Judg- 
ment for the big time houses. 

After him came "Love's Lottery." a ■up- 
posed ly "girl act," with four girls and three 
principals. There's nothing to it. How the 
producer expected to even get away with the 
scheme on ordinary small time is a puzzle. 
Though the principals were more capable the 
four-girl background makes the act look too 
skimpy. Hayden, Dorden and Haydn were 
next to closing ; the Weiss Family closed. 

Sime. 



HARLEM OPERA HOUSE. 

Things are on the move In Harlem at the 
opera house, which Is packing them in with 
its pop vaudeville policy, hard pressed by me 
Alhambra which has of late reduced its prices 
of admission. 

The opposition has evidently impressed 
Manager Harry Swift who Is employing all of 
his cunning in bringing the nelghborhoodltes 
into his opera house. Special nights, trading 
stamps, dancing contests and numerous other 
special features are Introduced with 8wlft 
himself appearing under a disguise, having 
obtained a William Jennings Bryan headpiece 
which, If only worn with a shoe string necktie, 
would make the manager look like a reform 
candidate for Harlem. In addition to the 
special events, beginning next week. Triangle 
pictures will be shown, the bouse using a live- 
reel feature In addition to Its vaudeville. 

Monday evening business could be called 
satisfactory with a few vacancies In the rear 
of tbe orchestra. Usually this would be passed 
unnoticed but at the H. O. H. where capacity 
held forth for so long it can not help but catch 
the eye. The 111. song has now been moved 
down to opening the show with this week's 
number being "Ob Ood, Let My Dream Come 
True," a new ballad by Blanche Merrill and 
Al Plantadosl. Archie Nicholson and Co. No. 1 
employing musical Instruments made a fair 
impression for so early In the evening. The 
three men have ability on the brasses but the 
act is running too long at present. 

The n>Bt of the three mixed doubles which 
the bill held were Edna North and Jack Ward. 
Opening with a number entitled "Within the 
Law," tbe couple go along at a good clip, going 
from "one" to "two" In order to make use of 
a grand piano which both play. Two remedies 
would be the elimination of the Jet buttons 
on the man's dress suit and the inclination 
to steal bows. 

A comedy sketch called "Judge Calhoun" 



presented by Goono Wilton and Oo. turned 
out to bo very weak plotted and only capable 
of holding down a small tlmo snot In Oa pres- 
ent shape. The main laughs no to a blaotfnoe 
comedian. His line* are Tanking In rani 
weight. The others in the east labor along, 
but It Is too long drawn out and hardly atoms 
worth while. A Billy Reeves oomedy "Cured" 
followed the sketch. Lubln, who b making 
the Reeves pictures,. Is npw giving tho comedian 
opportunities with straight comedy, this latent 
having nothing of tho slapstick variety In its 
makeup, it secured many laughs. 

Edith Clifford and Jack Mack followed the 
picture and easily carried off ono of tho hits 
of the evening. Miss Clifford handles her 
character numbers to perfection and as for 
appearance, the two are the goods. Chas M. 
McDonald and James Rowland (In Tad charac- 
ters had an easy time with their Irish wit and 
songs. The men carry on a groat deal of work 
with plants In the audience, which la sure-Are 
for the small time. The act could hardly get 
above that, however. Among the numbers, 
"Daughter of Mother Machreo" came In for 
the applause honors. 

The third of the man and woman acts wore 
Stella Tracey, Carl Mc Bride and Co., tho com- 
pany being a pianist The marked point about 
the mlzed two-acts in this bill was that In 
each Instance the name of the woman was 
placed Orel in the billing, which would give 
the impression the men were new acquisitions. 
The Tracey- McB ride turn Is now In pretty fair 
shape, having appeared around the small time 
until it reached its present condition. It Is 
very much on the order of the Tracey-Stone 
act of not long ago, tho "Wedding" number 
being the most Important held over from that 
turn. "Rocky Road to Dublin" and n 'Frisco 
number are additions, both capably handled. 
McBrlde recites or near sings "The Shooting 
of Dan McOrew." The dramatlo value of the 
poem would be more easHy felt If It wore 
taken more slowly. 

May's Circus, consisting of a small elephant, 
ponies and dogs, closed to a house that re- 
mained until the last 



ROYAL 

The audience at the Royal Is there for the 
sole purpose of enjoying Itself and the manner 
in which they encourage the acts to work puts 
them in the class of "a regular audience." 
Thoso preeent Monday night were no exception. 
They applauded everything. The bill had but 
two weak spots and those were the new aots 
offered, otherwise the show presented was 
thoroughly enjoyed. 

There was a good comedy opening turn In 
O'Donnell and Blair who had the house laugh- 
ing from the beginning. Marie and Irene 
filled in the second spot and with the aid 
of the two popular choruses employed man- 
aged to get over to a fair applause return al- 
though me act dragged In spots. Moran and 
Welser, who followed with their comedy hat 
throwing, were a steady laugh and one of the 
bits of the bill. 

Abe Attell, the former featherweight cham- 
pion, who has turned monologlst, received a 
hearty reception on his appearance and scored 
with stories and recitation. Two of his anec- 
dotes could be changed. They are tho ono re- 
garding the dying Hebrew and tho prleet and 
the one about the colored lady. 

Clara Morton closed me first part and every- 
thing she did was a riot Opening tho second 
part Cantwell and Walker had the andlonce 
alternately applauding and laughing. Tho so- 
called "fly stuff" was sure fire for tho Bronx- 
ites. George Howell and Co. In "Tho Red Fox 
Trot" were another of the hits of tho bill. 
Harry Collier and Katherlne De Waldo (now 
acta) in a skating turn closed the vaudeville 
and a current Paths weekly completed the 
bill. Fred. 

FIFTH AVENUE. 

With Sam Mann topping the bill and Marie 
Nordstrom as the feature of the show which 
totaled seven acts and a serial film used In 
lieu of one act the Fifth Avenue held more 
than a capacity house Tuesday night The 
boxes were Jammed full and every seat on all 
three floors was filled with a straggling line 
of Btandeee behind both the balcony and gal- 
lery as well as the orchestra floor. 

Two single reelers filled In between 8 and 
8.30. Incidentally one, a Universal comedy 
entitled "The Mixed Babies," was a howl of 
laughter, not through any work of the direc- 
tor or me scenario, but through the mere for- 
tune of having tbe camera in action lo catch 
the expression of the two babies in bed. 

The Two Carltons (New Acts) opened the 
bill with a novelty in the way of an acro- 
batic turn. Harry and Anna Seymour (Now 
Acts) followed and passed in the spot Dun- 
bar's Bell Ringers, billed as "Dunbar's Ding 
Dong Five," were an applause hit Just ahead 
of the picture. "Molly Dear, It's You I'm 
After" made a good closing number for the 
qulntent. 

Orren and Drew (New Acts) opened the 
second part, and even though the offering of 
tbe team is quite small tlmey it must be 
said to their credit mat they won consider- 
able applause from the Fifth Avenue audi- 
ence. 

Sam Mann has put on "Lots 'and Lots of It" 
again after completing a whirl over the cir- 
cuits In his former sketch, "The New Lead- 
er." The act was the laughing hit of the 
show. Tbe sketch is tbe one Mann tried out 
a little over a year ago. The present cast 
might be speeded up Just the slightest, for the 
boy and the girl are not Just right as yet. As 
Simon Mutterzolb, Mr. Mann has a role that 
is a worthy successor to his former German 
orchestra leader. 

Marie Nordstrom In her "Bits of Acting" 
was next to closing following the Mann 
sketch, a spot exceedingly difficult Tuesday 
night because of a number of walkouts after 
tbe turn previous finished, but her personality 
conquered over her quiet opening and she 
soon had the audience. Miss Nordstrom fin- 
ished very strong with the audience. 

Beeman and Anderson closed a mighty good 
show. jpy^ 



SHOW REVIEWS 



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PALACE. 

It may have been uie combination of the 
RuU til. DeuuU and Ooorgo Nash nanwi on tno 
fataoe program wuicn urouaui tae aear-ca- 
paciiy atumtUuce Monday evening, a good 
vauuevllie anow was on view, it ran swuUy 
anu to a laugning conciualon with tne Charles 
Abearn oouieuy cycis turn. 

Mitts at. Dennis (Now Acta) closed the first 
part, giving tne program ttuuiclent oiaaa for a 
uozen bllla. Mr. rsaan ano Co. (New Acta) 
were second alter intermission, providing an 
entertaining moment In a playlet that bad 
and needed Mr. Naan's belplng band. Opening 
tne second part belle Blanche drew down tne 
applause bit of tne mgnt. wltn ber Imper- 
sonations, ranging from tboae singly done to 
tne group of theatrical etara at a baseball 
game. To top tbla off Mlas Blancne "did" 
Eva Tanguay and la entitled to tne credit of 
giving tne best vocal Imitation of Miss Tan- 
guay alnglng "I Don't Care" ever done upon 
tne stage. Her otbers were good or paaaaDle, 
wltn tne Frank Tlnney attempt considerable 
off In all details. 

Next to closing waa George MacFarlane, 
tnat likeable baritone who can sing wltn any 
of 'em, and Is now telling humorous stories 
for extra measure. Mr. MacFarlane's genial 

Rersonallty enters hanally on the story tell- 
lg end. The house liked him, so well he had 
to acknowledge real encores after going 
through a long list of song selections, to a 
piano accompaniment. 

It waa no sinecure after tbla nearly all- 
comedy ahow for the Abeam Company to put 
the laughing period to it, but they did. Charlie 
Abeam la still the van leader, far in ad- 
vance, for freak wheela that make laughs at 
first eight, and as for speed, there Isn't a 
turn In the show business with anything on It. 
Mr. Abeam might slow down on the speed, 
without damage to bis act. It seems a pity 
to place a laughing novelty such aa this la 
for the tag of a Palace ahow. 

Another comedy number, next to closing 
the nrst part, were 8am and Kitty Morton In 
their "Back to Where They Suited." New 
dialog caught new laugha with the former 
conversation aa funny as ever, whilst 8am 
Morton haa a new kink for funmaklng In a 
dancing Impersonation of Sousa leading hla 
band, done In the thorough manner thia fin- 
ished performer can do anything he goes after. 
Kitty Morton la still kittenish when It comes 
to stepping and the act got over Just right In 
the right apot. mm . 

Prevloualy had been "Diacontent" by Hugh 
Herbert, played by Clarence Oliver and George 
(or Georgle) Olp (or Opp). it Is a duolog In 
a set, with measured croes conversation, 
starting with "Discontent" the name of a 
bamlet, later changed to "Content" when Mr. 
Oliver decides he wants to remain there to 
marry Miss Opp (the "everything there Is" 
around the railroad station) : There Is no 
strength to the little thing, but its different 
and many In a vaudeville audience would 
scent philosophy in the writing. Maybe so, 
but the youth of the playing couple, with their 
delivery will account for a great deal of the 
mild success the piece meets with. 

Opening the show were Grossman's Enter- 
tainers, the Crosaman Banjophienda converted 
into a rag playing orchestra carrying three 
banjos, a drummer, vlollniate, planlste and 
trombonlste. A song and violin aolo are In- 
serted for quiet contrast to the concerted rag 
playing, though there Is a trap drummer ex- 
hibition while the violinists does her bit. The 
drummer is no less than little Estelle Churchill, 
she of the Boston Fadettes, and Estelle 
drums aa well as ever, throwing away atlcks 
and props one by one as she uses them, and 
doing It all without losing a pound. The 
finish of the Crossman act might be helped If 
someone on the stage would move about. It's 
rather hard to put over a swinging rag with 
everybody still. The act does quite well, haa 
some class, and could have fitted Into "No. 8" 
spot at the Palace. 

Ben Welch. "No. 2," did his usual, but re- 
fused an encore, probably having but scant 
time to make his position at the Colonial. Mr. 
Welch could dispense with the story of the 
Hebrews attempting to defraud creditors by 
going to Canada. It's not in good taste and 
certainly Is one of the classification any He- 
brew could and might reasonably object to. 

Mum. 



AMERICAN ROOF. 

In the six turns with songs out of the nine 
sets In all on the American Roof the first 
half, but only three Mother" and one "Dad" 
songs were sung. The "mothers" were 
"M-O-T-H-E-R," "What a Beautiful Mother 
You'd Make" and "She's Good Enough to Vote 
With You." All the "mothers" got over, per- 
haps because the show didn't have a Ford 
"gag" In It anywhere. How the bunch missed 
"My Mother's Rosary" Is up to Max Wlnslow 
to explain. 

"Give Credit to Your Dad" was the flrat of 
the bunch to show and It sort of set a pace 
for the otbers. but the family attendance on 
the Roof Just loved the home lyrics to death 
all the evening. 

And after that a couple of the acts had a 
racetrack recitation apiece. Tbe first turn. 
"The Handicap Girls," did one sounding much 
like that formerly used by Eddie Clark when 
he had a racetrack "girl act" something like 
this one In setting, only ever so much bet- 
ter otherwise. Tbe other act, Kingsbury snd 
Munson, pulled "Ladybird" to win and "Lady- 
bfrd'T around tbe orchestra-track, carried by 

•ifflfTfRlW' ha " been winn,n g 'or years. 

'tnky'HHow ran through In a light manner 
with this style of turn, without a serious 
aketch displayed. Tbe applause bit and also 
the laughing honors went to Dave Ferguson 
he capturing both by his "cissy" "Charge o' 
tbe Light Brigade" next to closing. Mr. Fer 
guson has about all new talk preceding this 
with a couple of new songs. His "mlxet' 



Jury" story is open to debate. The house 
muffed "When Norah Built the Ark," his 
opening number. 

Another turn that might have accom- 
plished a good deal with a better method and 
less unrefined material were Emma O'Nell 
and James Gallagher. The turn Is not neces- 
sarily too rdugh for tbe small time that likes 
it. The "Providing" number, however, should 
go out. and It's hardly necessary anywhere 
for Miss O'Nell to cover her nose with her 
hand as she exclslms "O'Nell !" with the hope 
of a laugh following. The "not-married-to- 
each-other" line belongs to Belle Ashlyn of 
Gould and Ashlyn, now abroad. Mr. Gal- 
lagher tinkers around an upright piano and 
Miss O'Nell sings most of the songs- They 
had two of the "mothers" In their act 
(Remick's and Shapiro's). 

Closing the first part were "The Handicap 
Girls," the turn formerly playing as "The 
Betting Bettys." A change In title has not 
aided It. As a "girl act" it hasn't 30 cents 
worth of material. The six chorus girls look 
nice because of their neatness and sllmneaa, 
while the costuming for them Is much the 
best thing there. It was one of the two boys 
In this turn who did the racetrack recitation. 
A dance by the other was their best Joint 
contribution in any way. The first young man 
were full evening dress while selling racetrack 
tickets In the afternoon. Zowle! 

Second after intermission, following O'Nell 
and Oallagher, were Nellie Kingsbury and 
Roscoe E. Munson In "The Devil In Posses- 
sion." a two-people aklt In C. D. F. Skits like 
these used to flood Pastor's when the western 
turns came east to show. It's the duckey 
wife who turns on her lording husband by giv- 
ing him a dose of what she thinks he will 
like, winding up with a tough poise while 
smoking a cigarette. There must be a mil- 
lion of those scripts around. It depends often 
on how they are played. Kingsbury and Mun- 
son were given a pretty Important position In 
the second half. 

Reed Brothers did some bar work "No. 8." 
entering In straight dress of a kind that sur- 
prised when they stripped to tights. The 
bouse seemed to like them. Owing to work- 
ing on the high bar a person seated way In 
the rear could not see what they did. Just 
before, "No. 2," were Bauer and Saunders, a 
"sister act," who opened with "Tbe Mandy 
Lee," did the "Dad" song and Included a sin- 
gle singing a "Yiddish" number. Tbe girls 
need a lot of ginger to hold tbem on the best 
of the smsll time. One act opened the show 
and another closed It Attendance fair, weath- 
er fine. 8ime. 



JEFFERSON. 

The Jefferson Is celebrating its anniversary 
this week, and as usual tbe house Is sll decor- 
ated with banners and flags for tbe special 
occasion. For this week a ten-act bill Is being 
offered besides a special feature. The at- 
tendance will no doubt break tbe house record 
If It continues throughout tbe week ss It was 
Monday, for at the matinee tbe sale of tickets 
stopped at 2 o'clock and for the evening show 
the huge orchestra was filled to the last row. 

The show proved satisfactory to the large 
gathering, something that seldom occurs with 
a special bill of this kind, but the management 
might get hold of the cussing going on In this 
house. If the act did not sing, they would 
slam a couple of swear words across the foot- 
lights snd vice versa. This should be stopped 
immediately, for among that crowd of 14th 
streeters perhaps a few decent minded people 
can be found, and why lose tboae few wben a 
bunch of youngsters In the gallery continually 
yell out their remarks, snnoytng tbe better 
class of patrons seated on the lower floor. This 
also disturbs the acts, but then tbey could be 
blamed for this with all the cussing they are 
doing every day. 

The bill ran mostly to singing and comedy, 
this always being enjoyed in this neighbor- 
hood. De Renzo snd LaDue opened tbe show 
with some fast aerial work, both working fast 
throughout their stay. A swinging breakaway 
towards the orchestra brought them a good 
round of applause for a closer. The boys 
might clean up their suits. Eugene Ls Blsnc 
did not get much In the following spot, al- 
though the telegram brought a few laugha. 
Her closing number was a little flash, different 
from the remainder of ber work, the audience 
appeared to like It. Miss La Blsnc did a 
better act when flrat working around New 
York, at which time she did less In the way 
of comedy snd really more entertaining. 

Anns Wardell and Co. presented a skit full 
of comedy, Tbe young fellow ss tbe busband 
does not quite put his points across. The act 
can still go s bit. for the comedy Is sure fire 
for the smsll time. Mayrae Remington and 
her picks went through their work In fsat 
order, tbe singing snd dancing breaking In 
for Its applause. The picks worked hard snd 
the 14th streeters liked them, for the singing 
and dancing cannot help but be enjoyed. 
"Louisville" went across very well, getting 
some good applause. 

Cesser Rtvnli did bis quick changes to tbe 
audience's delight, his skit practlcslly remain- 
ing the same, after which be completed bis 
atay with a couple of impersonations of grest 
composers, psat snd present. A weekly pic- 
torial was followed by Theo. Ham berg and Co., 
who presented their msgic work to passing 
results. His msgic routine is nothing out of 
the ordinary, slthough tbey did not catch his 
idea at this house. Tbe other member of the 
company, a womsn, assists tbe man In bis 
work, coming to tbe front with a pretty Irish 
ballad as s aolo that was well received. 

KM/nbeth Cutty appeared to be a bit classy 
for iMs house, nevertheless tbey appreciated 
her work, especially after she sang "Wonder- 
ful Mother." Outside of breaking a string 
during her whlppoor-will number, she went 
through her numbers in fsat time, being well 
received throughout. A "girl set" of consider- 
able worth, "Springtime," was next apd did 



very well. The act runa along the asusl rou- 
tine, but In this case some clever girls and 
boys have been picked. They appear to be 
carrying entirely too much confidence, spoil- 
ing their efforts considerably by working In 
that way. Tbe -nance." Hebrew comedian and 
one of the girls especially show this style. 
While the act carries Its fsults. It Is a good 
one and should find plenty of work. Tbe songs 
were "Rocky Road to Dublin." "Old Apple 
Tree." with "Mother's Rosary" standing out. 

Suber's and Keefe were next-to-closing with 
their comedy going over very well, although 
they were placed pretty far down on the bill. 
These boys could easily frame a splendid turn, 
were tbey to use some talk worth while with 
a couple of songs to go with It. The Sli Olivers 
closed tbe ahow and held tbe majority seated. 
A straight acrobatic turn with plenty of speed 
would no doubt set tbem more than the com- 
edy they are stalling with at p r ese n t 

ORPHEUM. 

The Orpbeum show as It stands tbla week 
threatens on advance Indlcatlona to create a 
new house record with Mclntyre and Heath 
and Jamie Kelly (new acts) on the program, 
the former national favorites, while Kelly la 
tremendously popular In Brooklyn. 

Monday night a Democratic organisation oc- 
cupied the orchestra floor, or moot of it. and 
tbe balance of the week promisee to see prac- 
tically every prominent club In Queens repre- 
sented In large numbers at the house. 

The show supporting the famous minstrel 
comics Is nicely arranged with comedy pre- 
dominating, a flash of class showing here and 
there to properly proportion the variety. 

The headllners were In the second portion, 
second after Intermission, and worked to a 
continuous string of solid laugha. The turn 
ls broken up In tne center to allow a full stage 
finale where the comedy reaches Its extreme 
height In value and returna. 

Just what Mclntyre and Heath mean to a 
vaudeville bill was clearly demonstrated with 
the entrance of the succeeding act, Harry 
Tlghe and Sylvia Jason. Tlghe labored 
strenuously for fully Ave minutes before the 
sudlence fully realised his presence and then 
his turn was half completed before he attained 
his stride. The Tlghe offering Is undoubtedly 
tbe beet be has ever had, cleverly built and 
strictly original In every "bit," number and 
gesture. Tlghe might consistently eliminate 
a few of the earlier "prop" laugha, saving 
them for the latter section where they seem 
appropriate. Miss Jason makes a splendid foil 
for Tlghe's light comedy and handles her 
vocal assignments In excellent manner. Under 
ordinary circumstances and advantageously 
placed. Tlghe and Jason will walk away any- 
where and even handicapped at the Orpbeum 
tbey corralled second best with the headllners 
living up to their reputation. 

E. Meriam's Swiss Canine Actora opened 
with a genuinely entertaining production, ar- 
ranged entirely away from tbe conventional 
dog villages, etc, with three distinct scenes. 
Tbe dogs wear shoes as well as clothes, one 
doing a "lame dog" while walking on his rear 
feet, a rather unique and difficult bit. Tbe act 
works through a story tbst provides Interest 
and can classify with the best In Its line. 

White and Clayton held second position and 
were an early hit with their eccentric dancing 
and pantomimic comedy, the former standing 
out with the best ever seen around this re- 
gion. Tbe smaller shows a number of new 
steps and tbe turn, as a whole standa out aa 
a decidedly good two-msn act. 

Herbert Clifton opened the second hslf with 
his repertoire of Impersonations, unchanged In 
order alnce his Colonial engagement, and he 
scored heavily. 

William Morris and Co. In "Mrs. Temple's 
Telegram," closing Intermission, corralled the 
usual amount of laughs. 

Ameta closed the show with her mirror 
dancing, the offering holding tbe house seated 
to a man. Ameta Is somewhat away from the 
ususl line of dancers, the mirror effect 
(original with Ameta) giving the specialty an 
added value. Her finale, a sort of butterfly 
arrangement, is exceedingly good snd earned 
her a bow at the final curtain, something un- 
usual In vaudeville for a turn finishing tho 
bill. Beatrice Morell and Co. ((New Acts). 

Wynn. 

colonFal 

From a standpoint of genuine variety one 
cannot consistently commend tbe Colonial 
show this week, for It lscks the usual comedy 
punch essential to a successful big time pro- 
gram, although this is more tbe fault of tbs 
individual turns tbsn tbe booker, for a few of 
tboae present, apparently booked for their 
comedy claims, fell somewhat abort of ex- 
pectations. Two dancing acts In succession 
In the flrat portion of the bill did not help 
things, while another (Norton and Lee) sched- 
uled to sppear In tbe second section with- 
drew, msklng possible tbe addition of Lloyd 
and Biitt (New Acts), who did much to bold 
up tbe abow with their comedy specialty. 

"Tbe Passion Play of Wsshlngton Squsre" 
ls the big feature of tbe week, the duet role 
being acted by Alma Tell, wltb the original 
company In support. Mlas Tell has Improved 
wonderfully since bor Royal engagement and 
manages to provide tbst distinctly different 
surprise at tbe finale which brings this play- 
let somewhat above the average. Her work 
throughout Is commendable In every form and 
can be favorably contrasted now wltb ber pred- 
ecessor who created the part. The Colonial 
audience liked tbe skit and voiced their ap- 
proval wltb applause aplenty. 

Maude Fesly snd Co. wss also present with 
a sketch, this one called "The Turn of tbe 
Tide," In which tbe author, Hugh Herbert, has 
gone somewhat strong a duolog style. There 
is no "kick" to the affair and beyond a series 
of philosophical speeches and uninteresting 
sltustlons, the story tells little. The scenic 
portion Is up to tbe stands rd and really de- 
serves a better accompaniment Miss Fealy 



Is thoroughly capable, but if shs is consider- 
ing an extended, stay in vaudeville* it be- 
hooves her to look around for sometning more 
suitable than uie present piece. 

I'aul Cordon opened with his alack wire 
specialty, a teature of which la his dasslmg 
speed. Gordon works witn a reckless oou- 
buence and provides plenty of thrills In \>M 
swinging. He wisely eliminates all the sim- 
pler teats, conuning his eiiorts to leature 
tricks. He scored nicely. The Mosconl 
Brothera held the second position with their 
dancing turn, constructed away from the con- 
ventional style and cleverly executed. They 
were well applauded. Rlgga and Wltchle fol- 
lowed wltb their dancing routine, the alnglng 
in which ls close to Intolerable. They puiled 
a hit solely on their ability as dancers and 
deserved it. 

Ben Welch preceded the feature act the 
second period being opened by Frits and Lucy 
Bruch, who earned second honors of the even- 
ing. 

Mlgnon followed Lloyd and Brltt and quali- 
fied for the spot without any apparent enort, 
her impression of Blossom Beeley earning the 
greatest returns. Henrietta De Berrls closed 
with her statue turn holding the house In for 
the finale. Wynn. 

PROSPECT. 

Approximately 18 mouths old and the Pros- 
pect is having Eva Tanguay aa its headliner 
this week for the first time. The house 
Tuesday evening easily held the biggest at- 
tendance for that night In an ordinary week 
alnce the start of ita career. 

Tanguay waa responsible for the attendance, 
many coming from all parts of the town to 
see tbe comedienne. This waa clearly demon- 
strated by the numerous people In the audi- 
ence remarking what a fine theatre the Pros- 
pect waa. 

The customary picture opener was omitted 
tbla week with the film dosing the show In- 
stead. Martin's Four Roses started. It ls a 
dancing act with four girls, all of whom have 
probably bad sxperlsnos In the Berlin Mad- 
caps or acta of that order. At present It la 
not up to big time requirements and the cos- 
tuming is bad. The featured dancer appears 
In a dirty pink dress. After this ineffective 
opening Koxy La Rocca started quietly but 
continued at a faat gait, going over as one 
of the evening's hits at the finish. Lough- 
lin's Canines, "No. 8," scored many laugha 
with the roulette wheel finale proving a 
scream. The Misses Ligbtner and Alexander 
following the dog act in their song routine. 
The present combination does not seem as 
strong as the former Llghtnsr and Jordan 
"sister act," although much of the material 
has still been retained. Tbe audlenoe liked 
thia trio. 

The first of the two family squabbls sketch- 
es of the evening entitled "Tbs Recoil," wan 
presented by Claire Vlnoent and Co. It la a 
docldedly silly affair but two or three little 
turns In It will make It Interesting. Wolile 
Gilbert missed an opportunity to plug hla 
"Dream Olrl" number by not having tbla act 
used It at the finish, for much of the talk 
hinges around a dream girl for whom the hus- 
band ls going to leave hla wife. Thia not 
closed the first half. 

Edwin George with his juggling and kid- 
ding opened Intermission and secured bis cus- 
tomary laughs. James Leonard and Co., pro- 
( rammed, did not appear, being replaced by 
Ir. and Mrs. Norman Phillips In the second 
man and wife aketch of the bill. This couple 
have an amusing vehicle, but the No. 2-after- 
intermiaaion apot and tbe fact that there waa 
another aketch on similar lines ahead on the 
bill, did not make It especially eaay for the 
Phillips' Tuesday night. 

Tanguay, next to cloalng, was easily the big 
attraction. She daisied them with her cos- 
tume creations and captivated them wltb her 
songs. The Five Ststues cloaed wltb a neat 
arranged poelng routine. 

PR0CT0R'S~5*TH STREET. 

Quite some eutertsinment was derived from 
the snow at Proctor's 58th Street Tuesday 
night. It was a good small time show. The 
attendance aa ususl held Its own. 

The Winsome Harmoulats were the first to 
appear, their music delighting the audience. 
Although tbey play too loud upon tbe brass 
Instruments, It Is tbe usual wsy of musical 
turns on tbe small time. The girls present 
a neat turn, but mar It with a bit of unneces- 
sary playing from one of tbe lower stage 
boxes. This should be done sway with, for It 
ls unneceaaary for tbe girl to leave tbe stage 
wben practically the same thing could be 
csrrled out next to ber partner, who Is left 
alone In the dsrk while the spot Is upon tbe 
one In tbe box. Oeorge Yoemsn got a couple 
of laughs wltb bis monolog. His rsadlng of 
telegrams follows Nat Wills' style, and con- 
cluded tbe turn. 

A weekly pictorial was followed by the song 
festival, sfter which csme tbe Lester Trio, 
who preaented a comedy sketch. This trio 
have s splendid comedy offering, wltb enough 
of It thrown In throughout to keep tbem 
laughing from start to finish. A more appro- 
priate billing might be used. Sbsw and Cul- 
bane appear to be a new two-man combina- 
tion, tbe boys sbowlng this In their work. 
The shorter one should take more pains with 
his delivery, though It may be lack of stsge 
experience. "Everybody" still retains Ita In- 
teresting parts. Tbe sketch appeared to grow 
upon his sudlence. Msraball and Trible proved 
an entertaining colored turn, the comedy es- 
pecially going very well. Tbe smaller boy 
appears to have an eaay task Impersonating a 
"winch," and the talk, although running along 
the usual lines of other colored tesms, galna 
Kb purpose. 

Tbe Seebacka closed the show with bag 
punching, the woman putting In a little com- 
edy wltb a dummy. Some clever work la 
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BILLS NEXT WEEK (FEBRUARY 7) 

In VaudoTilla Thoatrae, Playing Tarn* or Laee Shows Dally. 

(All house* open for the week with Monday matinee, when not otherwise indicated.) 

Theatres listed as "Orpheum" without any further distinguishing description are on the 
Orpheum Circuit. Theatres with "S-C" and "A-B-C following name (usually "Empress") are on 
the Sullivan Contidine Affiliated Booking Company Circuit. 

Agencies hooking the houses are noted by single name or initials, such as "Orph," Orpheum 
Circutt-"U. B. O.." United Booking Offices- f 'W. V. A,," Western Vaudeville Managers' Associa- 
tion (Chicago)-"M" Pantages Circuit— "Loew," Marcus Loew Circuit-"Inter," Interstate Circuit 
(booking through W. V. A.).-"M." James C. Matthews (Chicago). 

VARIETY'S Bills Next Week are as reliable as it is possible to be at the time gathered. Most 
are taken off the books of the various agencies Wednesday of the current week published. 



Now York. 

PALACE (.orph) 

Ruth 81 Denis 

Hilda tipoug 

Fannie iirioa 

Beaala Wynn 

"Tango bboee" 

Bart Melroeo 

"Parsifal" 

(Two to fill) 
COLONIAL (ubo) 

Emma France* Co 

Baatrlca Morrall 6 

Mabel Barra 

Ellla A Bondoni 

Chaa Olcott 

Wm Morris Co 

Balls Baker 

Menon'a Dog* 

(One to nil) 
ALHAMURA (nbo) 

Lougbllna Dog* 

Lady Ban Mai 

Keno A Groan 

Bart Han loo 

Harry Olrard Co 

Lloyd A Brltt 

Carrie DeMar 

Doolay A Sale* 

Ameta 

ROTAL (nbo) 

Bella Oart 

Remington A Pleka 

Wm Lamp Co 

Bernard A Phillip 

Allen Howard Co 

Dale A Boylo 

CAP Uaher 

Lydla Barry 

Art Beautiful 
PROCTORS 126TH 

Flood A Urna 

Jack MnAullft 

"Leap Year Olrls" 

Kathherlne MrCon'l 

Edmonds A Farrell 

The nramlnoo 

Connors A Witt 

"Olrla" 

2d halt 

B A E Adam* 

Billy Woodhull Co 

Leo Bartb 

Mm* Lakma Co 

Hartley A Pecan 

"Woman Pmpoaea" 

Ward A Howell 

Rae A Benedetto 
PROCTOR'S MTH 

Fall* A Falla 
Donlap A Merrill 

Mir I akma Co 

I oe' datM*-,- 

Copeland Draper Co 

Rarkett Hoover A M 

"Color Sea" 

2d half 
Head Olrla 
Jack McAullff 
Majnrle Fairbanks Co 
Elisabeth Otto 
"Olrls" 
Ash A Young 
Gordon A Rl*ca 

AMERICAN (loew) 
Flaher A Saul 
Broadway Trio 
Fentell a Stark 
Resale Remple Co 
White 8lsters 
Hsvlland A Thornton 
Lew Cooper 
Mary Rooho Co 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Porter A 8u I II van 
DeWar'a Circus 
Lawrence A Edwards 
The Tamer 
Roberts A Roeder 
Chan O'Oonnell Co 
Harry Cutler 
(Two to fill) 

LINCOLN (loew) 
Stanley A LeOrack 
Hal Crsne Co 
Connolly Sis A Berger 
Consul A Betty 
(One to nil) 

2d helf 
The Harlequins 
Tyler A Crollus 
Eddie Clark A Roaea 
Lew Cooper 
Coneul A Betty 

7TH AVE (loew) 
Cyril A Stewart 
Eertho'a Dogs 
Cummlngs A Basal 
Mlddleton A Spellmyr 
Harry Cutler 
Kelly A Weir 
(One to nil) 

W half 
Frlah Howsrd A T 
Norrle Blatere 
Wm Morris 
Chaa Caae 

"Romance of Under- 
world" 
Oacar lyirrslne 
Marv Rocho Co 
(One to AH) 



GREELEY (loew) 
Paulham Trio 
Dale A Dennett 
Emmy'a Peta 
"Black A White Rerun" 
Porter A Sullivan 
Richard P Carroll Co 
Frank Weatphals 
(One to Mil) 

2d half 
Juggling Nelaon 
Florence Tlmponl 
Sabbott A Wright 
Ooldlng A Keating 
"Sliver Threads" 
White 8latera 
Hoyt's Minstrels 
(One to nil) 

DELANCEY (loew) 
Erneat Dupllla 
The Harleuulne 
Muatcal Rube* 
Ooldlng A Keating 
Roae Berry 
8 Boba 
(Two to nil) 

2d half 
Fisher A Saul 
Fred Roberta 
Elwood A Snow 
"Birthday Party" 
Frank Weatphal* 
Bli:y Hall Co 
Holmea A Riley 
Atard Rroa 

NATIONAL (loew) 
Moecrop 8latera 
Pearl Bros A Burn* 
Emma Stevens 
Billy Hall Co 
Ed Dowllng 
Nat Natarro Co 

2d half 
8 Alex 

Nowlln A St Clair 
Knbellrk 

"Black A White Revue" 
Reed A Basal 
Zertho'a Dog* 

ORPHEUM (loew) 
Jutgllng Nolaon 
Alice Colo 

Lawrence A Edwarda 
"He She A Him" 
Roberta A Rodder 
Hoyt's Mlnetrele 

2d half 
Ernest Dupllle 
Fontaine A Fletcher 
Joe Wataon 
Mlddleton-Spellmeyer 
Emma 8tevens 
8 Boba 

BOULEVARD (loew) 
Anderson A Pony 
Nowlln A St Clair 
C H O'Donnell Co 
Hnim»a A Riley 
Will H Pos 

2d half 
Cmlg A Irving 
FHke VcD A Bolden 
"Paid With Interest" 
Cmnaton A Lao 
(One to nil) 

PLAZA (loew) 
Downs A Oomei 
Master Longacre Co 
Oacar Lorraine 
Swain's Anlmala 
(One to nil) 

2d half 
Alice Cole 
Violin Beautle* 
(Three to nil) 

flrooklra. 

ORPHEUM (ubo) 
(Request week) 
Psul Gordon 
Ryan A Tlerney 
Paul Conrhaa 
Dooley A 8a1e* 
JAB Thornton 
Morton A Glaaa 
P*»11e Rlanche 
Chaa Grapewln Co 
H**nrv Lewi* 
Morrla Crnnln Co 

BU8HWICK (ubo) 
Togan A Geneva 
Fremont Benton Co 
Rockwell A Wood 
Ethel Whltealde Co 
F A L Bruck 
Sara Mann Co 
Geo MacFarlano 
Miniature Revue 
(One to nil) 

PROSPECT (ubo) 
The Schmettane 
Klrby A Rohm 
J A E Dooley 
Kramer A Morton 
Rev Prank Gorman 
Joa Jefferson Co 
Bancroft A Broake 
Vnao 
Mlgnon 

Noel Travera Co 
Farher OMs 
Erford'a Sanaatlon 



FLATBU8H (ubo) 
Callea Broa 
Silver A North 
Clifford A Mack 
Walter 8 Howe Co 
Emma Carus Co 
Hope Vernon 
(Throe to Oil) 

BIJOU (loew) 
Flake McD A Bolden 
Read Broa 
Jonea A Brown 
"Romanoe of Under- 
world" 
Chaa Case 

Fontaine A Fletoher 
(One to nil) 

2d half 
Paulham Trio 
Roae Berry 
"Darktown Revue" 
Cummlnga A Gladding 
Bessie Rem pie Co 
Ed Dowllng 
Prevost A Brown 

DB KALB (loew) 
Norrle Slaters 
Kubellck 

Forrester A Lloyd 
Walter Elliott Co 
Courtney Sister* 
8 Alex 

2d half 
The Kratone 
Pearl Broa A Burns 
Raymond Wiley 
"He She A Him" 
Courtney Bisters 
Cunningham A Cle- 
PALACE (loew) 
Craig A Irving 
Frlah Howard A T 
"Beat of Frlenda" . 
Frank Terry 
"Darktown Revue" 

2d half 
Newsboys 8eitet 
"Beat of Friends" 
Wilson Broa 
Act Beautiful 
(One to nil) 

FULTON (loew) 
Donnelly A Dorothy 
Jeaale St and Ian 
"Paid With Interest" 
Brady A Mahoney 
Prevoat A Brown 
(One to mil 

2d half 
Moscrop 8lsters 
Fentell A Stark 
"A Thousand Deaths" 
The Berrene 
Frank Terry 
Nat Naxarro Co 

WARWICK (loew) 
Schilling A St Clair 
"A Caae for Sherlock" 
Will Morrle 
(One to nil) 

2d half 
"A Big Idea" 
(Three to nil) 

BAY RIDGE (loew) 
Nalhano Broa 
Frankle Fay 
The Berrens 
Mullaly Plngree Co 
Joe Wataon 
Sabbott A Wright 

2d half 
Keller A Weir 
Jeaale Stand lab 
Will H Pox 
Walter Elliott Co 
Forrester A Lloyd 
5 Mua Rubes 

Albany. N. Y. 

PROCTOR'S 
B A E Adams 
Waterbury A Tenny 
Jean Moore 
Marjorle Falrbsnka Co 
Warren A Templeton 
"Llmoualne Romance" 
Klmberly A Arnold 
Equllle Rroa 

2d half 
Pelham A Tbelma 
De Forrest A De Wolf 
Gertie 

Rawls A V Kaufman 
Dlero 

Grace Edamond Co 
4 Comedy Harmonists 
Sylphlde Slaters 

Allewtovra, Pa. 

ORPHEUM (ubo) 
Lacrolx A Dixon 
Wood A Wyde 
Green Lloyd Co 
Dunbar's Dragoons 
(One to nil) 

2d half 
Da lay Leon 
"The Klda Tbere" 
"At the Party" 
(Two to nil) 

Alton. 111. 

HIP (wva) 
Madam Francola 
Wataon A Flynn 



2d halt 
Norwood A Hall 
Eller'a Anlmala 



Altaooa. I 

ORPHEUM (ubo) 
Zylo Malda 
George Yeoman s 
Hyman Adler Co 
Lucaa A Lucille 
Ward Sisters 

2d half 
Jack A Kittle DeMaco 
Evans A Wilson 
Hyman Adler Co 
Chung Wha 4 
(One to All) 

Ana Arbor, Mien. 

MAJB8TIC (ubo) 
Allen A Allen 
John Neff 
Hippodrome 4 

3 Lorettaa 

"Song A Dance Revue" 

2d bslf 
Woolfolk'a Stock 

Aapletaa, Wla. 

BIJOU (wva) 
Paden A Reed 
Beach A Lynn 
2d half 
Dresker A Wilson 
Gardner'a Maniac* 

Atlanta. 

FORSYTHE (ubo) 
Tom Kuma 
Jamea A Ryan 
J C Nucent Co 
Kenneth Caaey 
Nassau Olrls 
Ketch em A Cheatem 
Water Lilies 

Aofeorn* N. T. 

Au'DITOKlUM (Ubo) 
Lane A Harper 
Lewie Lee A Co 
Howard. Libel A H 
Abaolom Sheriff Tr 

2d half 
Odone 

Archer A Bel ford 
Roger Gray Co 
Adolf Llppe Co 

Anrora, IIL 

FOX (wva) 
2d half 
"Junior Revue" 

A satin. 

MAJESTIC 'Inter) 
Brown A McCormack 
"fl Peaches A Pair" 

4 Melodious Chap* 
Houdlnl 

Brenner A Allen 
Morln 8lstera 

Haltlsaoro. 

MARYLAND (ubo) 
Llghtnera A Alex 
H Herbert Co 
H Mllea Co 
Tower A Darrell 
Elate Janls 
H de Serns Co 
(3 to nil) 

HIP (loew) 
Cooper A Rlcardo 
Mclntoah Mus Maids 
Swann's Alligators 
Chauncey Monroe Co 
Larry Comer 
Roberto 
(Two to nil) 

Bansjor, Me. 

BIJOU (ubo) 
Diamond A Grant 
Pomxello 8lstera 
Toyo Japs 
Rice A Francis 
Victor's Mrs Melange 
(Full week) 

2d bslf 
Raymond Wllbert 
Powder A Chapman 
Georgle Earle Co 
Leonard A Dempaey 

Battle Oerk. Mich. 

BIJOU (ubo) 
Musical Mac Larens 
Sullivan A Mason 
Jeaale Hayward Co 
Hardeen 
(One to nil) 

2d balf 
"Prince of Tonight" 

Bay City. Mich. 

BIJOU (ubo) 
Hanlnn Dean 
Dlplodocus 
Barto A Clark 
"Broadwav Revue" 
(One to nil) 

2d balf 
Davla A Kitty 
Croaa A Doris 
"Volunteera" 
Fink's Mules 
(One to 811) 



iton. If. Y. 

m 8TU.NE O U (ubo) 
Hamilton Broa 
Cballls A Lambert 
Laona Lamar 

2d balf 
Ray A Hllllard 
Armstrong A Ford 
Laona Lamar 

Blranlaajaaan, Ala. 

LYRIC (ubo) 
(Nashville split 1st 

half) 
Cole A Wood 
Gerald A Clark 
Roooey A Bent 
Lyona A Yoaco 
Gautler'a Toy Shop 
(Full weak) 

Blows* laajtoa, ill. 

MAJE8TIC (wva) 
Wilson A Aubrey 
Brown A Jackson 
Harry Holman Co 
Al Abbott 
"Southern Party" 

2d half 
Smith A Farmer 
Symphonic Sextet 
Ward A Fayo 
Thoae French Girl* 
(One to nil) 

Rootoa 

KETTH8 (ubo) 
The Molntyrea 
Maurice Burkhardt 
Scotch Lads A Lassie* 
Tlgha A Jason 
Ceasy A Dayno 
Clara Morton 
"Discontent" 
8 A K Morton 
O*fo«-d Trio 

ORPHEUM (loew) 
2 Brownies 
Nevlns A Gordon 
Smith A Kaufman 
Marie Hart 
Ed BlondHl Co 
Elsie White 
Sylvester Schaefer 

2d half 
Mayne A Ferna 
The 8kat»11ea 
Mo«« A Frey 
"Ships Paa« In Night" 
F»h*»l McDonough 
8 v' venter Schaeffer 
(One to ail) 

GTOBE (loew) 
Frisco 

Tvl*»r A Crollua 
Martini A Pabrtnl 
Teleexenh Trio 
Ce^t. E A Carr 
(One to nil) 

2d half 
2 Prnwnlea 
Dale A Dennett 
Tamed 
P*b Hall 

Klne*bury A Munson 
(On* to fill) 

8T JAMES (loew) 
Robber A Olh«on 
Mavne A Feme 
Ftbel McDonough 
8lnger'a M Meets 

2d half 
Nevlna A Gordon 
McCormack A Irving 
Lorkett-A Waldron 
Slnver's Midgets 

Rrnnriwn, Can. 

ORPHEUM (wva) 
1st half 
Havden A Ooodwln 

2 Trmlnsa 
Artbnr Young 3 
fi Mnnetta 

Bridgeport. Conn. 

POIJ'S (ubo) 
Flo A Nellie Walters 
Ssra Padden Co 
Plottl 

3 Du For Broa 
(Two to nil) 

2d half 
P George 
Allen A T^owe 
Eva Shirley 
Dunbar's Ringers 
(Two to nil) 

PLAZA (ubo) 
Karlton A Clifford 
Marshall A Trlbble 
(One to nil) 

2d half 
Melville A Lawrence 
Pariah Bros 
Baker A Janls 
Oberltta A Girls 

Buffalo. N. Y. 

SHEA'S (ubo) 
Lady Alice's Peta 
JAB Morgan 
Rives A Herman 
Arnaut Bros 
Van A 8chenck 
Frank McTntyre Co 
Lunette Sisters 
Flanns-an A Edwards 

OLYMPIC (sun) 
Douglass Family 
Mitchell A Mitch 
Ten Forty West 
Armstrong A Odell 
Tom Linton Girls 

Bnttc. Mont. 

EMPRESS (scAabc) 
Howatson A 8 way bell 
Lew Family 
8 Black Dots 
Mr A Mra F Thomas 
Adsma Beverlv A W 
Gregolre A Elmlna 



Calgary. Can. 

GRAND (orph) 
"Faablon Show" 
Fitzgerald A Marshall 
Herbert Oermalne 8 
Frankle Murphy 
Arthur Sullivan Co 
Stevens A Fa Ike 
Relaner A Ooree 

PANTAGES (m) 
"Dream Plratee" 
Chris Richards 
Dancln* La Van 
Packard 4 
Bmmett A Emmett 

Cawtoa, O. 

LYCEUM (ubo) 
Plerlert A SchoSeld 
Rvan A Rysn 
Louis Llmon Co 
Schooler A Dickenson 
Stan 8tan1ey Co 

Cellar Rnndda. Ta. 

MATE8TIC (wva) 
Adolpha 

Mr and Mra Emmett 
Wanxer A Palmar 
Chaa J Carter 
"Tlon A Pride" 
Baron Llehter 
2d half 
"September Morn" 

Co»iet»«Von, a. c. 

VICTORIA (ubo) 
Kelt A DeMont 
Canltol Cltv 2 
H«»nry R"do1nh 
"School Playground" 
(One to nil) 

2d half 
Mareena N«v«n A Co 
Bronte A AMwell 
Howsrd's Mlnetrele 
Pl«nnn A Blneham 
"School Playground" 

Ca»tt«?»«»«»wa, Tean. 

MAJESTIC (Ubo) 
Mualcal Proa 
Dovle A Elaine 
Stevens Bordeaux Co 
Jack Oeorae 
Dan Burke Co 
2d half 
Pobbv Walthour Co 
Swor A W*»«tbrook 
Dan Purke Co 
Ray E. Ball 
Rachez Monks 

CMeasro. 

MAJESTIC mroh) 
T/%nm Ne1««n Hall Co 
Stone A Fallal 

H*»nrv aj Dlvey 
M**1e Kln« Co 
C«H MeCnMoneh 
Millar A Vln*»#nt 
R«v Harr«h Troupe 
(One to «11) 

P*T.Arv (orph) 
Caro'He WMte 
F*nHd* VHe* Co 
M"Kay A *rd«ne 
M»rte Vordatrom 
P*lt a W»«t 
"ntnkeUn»1V« Tmaa" 
G«1Uttra MonV# T e 
M'^nnnetr* Kckln 
LuIm p*»h»*« Co 

KRDZTE (wva) 
Plptfax A Panlo 
Nell Abel 
"Between Tralna" 
Frank Stafford Co 
(One to nil) 

2d half 
The Vanderlroore 
Rovers A Pollack 
Mo«her A Hayes A M 
KUhennv 4 
(On* to All) 

WILSON (wva) 
The Lam pin Is 
Shyman A Zaybell 
Rogers A Pollack 
Kilkenny 4 
(One to nil) 

2d half 
Merlea Cnckatooa 
P»»1 Rowens 
"When We Grow Up" 
Palmetto 
Mimical Splllera 

WINDSOR (wva) 
Smlletto Slaters 
Frank Oabhy 
Storm A Ma lira ton 
Poothby A Bverdeen 
"The New Leader" 

2d half 
Van Cello 
Tavlor A Arnold 
Kelly A Oalvln 
The Coeda 
(One to nil) 

ACADEMY (wva) 
La Dell Sisters 
Rennlneton 
!i Alarcona 
Kolly A Oalvln 
The Ranrtalla 

2d half 
D* T.1«1e 

AWa rev. A M«»*te11 
fl.m>n<*T * Williams 

P«n^lnt T»rn« 

"Junior F«1Mes" 

2d Half 
The Lam pin la 
"Malda or Movlea" 
Brooka A Bawen 
Woodchoppere 
Weber A Elliott 



LINCOLN fwva) 

2d half 

lat balf 
Jack Morrtssey A Co 
Ray Olrla 

Dorothy Lever re Co 
Cbeeberta Manchurlana 
(One to nil) 

HIP (wva) 
Musical Oeralda 
Frank Ward 
Barnes A Barron 
8 Bartoa 

Aerial I >af ay ettea 
Loulae DeFoggl 
8 Jeanette* 
Leila Shaw Co 
Chaa Semon 
Berlo Olrla 
(Four to nil) 

AVENFE (wva) 
Swan A Swan 
Mab el Harper 
"Wh#n We Grow Up" 
Elliott A Mullen 
Mosher Have* 

2d half 
"4 TTn«H«f>4«'* 

M*VTrunPw / g (loew) 
Vlntu Dnval 
Ford A Trnly 
"Evil Tlnnr" 
Cantaln Snrcho 
(One to nil) 

riwetwanvl 

KFTTHS (ubo) 
Marl Broa 
Hailen A Fuller 
Madden A F*>rd 
P«rter J Whlt# Co 
W#»h«»r A Field* 
MeClnn'" A Carp 
Nan on 'a Plrda 
FMPRrsR farAahc) 
Breakaway Parlowa 
Ta Mar A Lauranxe 
Stuart 

.T«»rV OnrdTier Co 
W 8 Harvey 

CleTeland). O. 

HIPP (uho) 
Vera Lablna Co 
Pnrnham A Irwin 
WUmer Walters 
VloW Dale 
Bmwnaon A Baldwin 
CMn A Marble 
Mullen A Cooran 
Bver^f* Monka 

MILES Moew) 
4 Xvlophlend* 
Befni1#i L* Count 
D»vltt A Dnval 
Edward AbelAn A Co 
W#«»ou A Leon 

PRTSCTT,LA (sun) 
Pluke'a Mule 
Fellv Haney 
R overs A M^Tntoah 
Om^tt A Gniett 
"StvlP R«»vne" 
Pwrler Broa 
OOROnv PO (acAabc) 
fLlh»»rtv apllt) 
Pnn1^«r A Lester 
N«veltv 4 
(Four to nil) 

rnlaaihaa. 
KEITH'8 (ubo) 
Kervllle Fsmlly 
Adelalne Francis 
Chas Mack Co 
Craig Campbell Co 
"Foreat Fire" 
The Sharrocka 
Jlu Jltau Troupe 

Dallaa 
HIPP (Inter) 
Hermany'a Peta 
Finn A Finn 
Gertrude Van Dycka 
Corr A more A Corr 

2d balf 
The Randalls 
Leroy A Toiler 
3 Emersona 
(One to flip, 

MAJESTIC (Inter) 
Hooper A Cook 
Williams A Segal 
Dunbar's Singers 
Harry B Lester 
Imhoff Conn A C 
A I A F Stedraan 
Han Ping Chlen 

Danville. III. 

LYRIC (ubo) 
Tom A Edith Almond 
Mae Curtla 
Newhoff A Phelps 
Spencer A Wllllama 
Roy A Arthur 

2d Half 
The Randalls 
Wanzer A Palmar 
Inez McCauley Co 
Dunbar A Turner 
The Le Groha 

Davenport. 

COLUMBIA (wva) 
"September Morn" 

2d Half 
Claudius A Scarlet 
Carter 

Van A Hyman 
Carter 
(One to fill) 

Ttoentwv. ¥11. 

EMPRESS (wva) 
Eller'a Circus 
Smith A Farmer 
"Flirting Widow" 
Brooka A Bowen 
Aus Woodcbopper* 



24 Half 
Margot Francola 
Adair A Adelpbl 
Jaa Thompwon Co 
Hullng'a Saala 
(One to nil) 

Doavrr. 

ORPHEUM 
Mary 8baw Co 
The Crlapa 
Reynolda A Donegan 
Florrle Mlllerehln 
Stuart Barnaa 
Flavllla 
La Mont'a Cowboya 

De>a Mwlacw. 

ORPHEUM (wva) 
The Vanderkoor* 
Stone A Hayea 
Gordon Eldrld Co 
Claudius A Scarlet 
Robt Everest 
(One to nil) 

2d half 
Elrey Sisters 
Elliott A Mullen 
Svengalt 

Cheebert's Manchura 
John A Mae Burka 
"SoroHty Olrla" 

Detroit. Mick. 

TEMPLE (ubo) 
Norah Payee 
A Dlnehart Co 
Natalie A FenaH 
Qulaley A Fitzgerald 
Marr Melville 
Jackson A Wahl 
Emeraon A Baldwin 
Bertie Ford 

ORPHEUM (loew) 
Dawann. L A Covert 
Ollroy. Hayne* A M 
Vlo A Lynn 
Seovllle Dancers 
Tlark A MoPuMnugh 
Han ton A Han Ion 

COLUMBIA faun) 
Porter Norton Co 
Eldrldae A Barlowo 
Six Rone Blrda 
Columbia Player* 
Betty Brown 
Nelaon A Adair 

MITRES fecAabc) 
Hunter'a Do*a 
Gen Lov#tt A Zenda 
Pill PVnltt 
Ed A Mlnnl* Pouter 
R"«*e!1 A Meallr 
Qulgg A Vlokeraon 

Onlnth 
GRAND fwva) 
O A E Forr«»t 
Hickman Bros Co 
Troy Comedv 4 
Emmett'a Cn'nlneo 

2d Half 
Camnh*M a OTtonnell 
Walton A VMan 
Am"» Kavne 
D "Re«nv A Bellee" 

Fiaatow. Pw. 
ABT.R o H (ubo) 
Nam ha Broa 
Dala* T/enn 
"The Kld« There" 
Kellv A Pollock 
"At the Partv" 
2d half 
Whltnev'* Dolls 
Jlnrrr Rose 
Robert Havnea Co 
Wood A Wvde 
"Female Clerke" 

FJ. l.lrrreoal, O. 

AMERICAN (sun) 
Napoli Duo 
Melloa A DePaula 
Howard'e Bears 
(Two to nil) 

2d half 
Fred A Mae Waddell 
Caatle Plaver* 
Smith A Glenn 
"Footllabt Olrla" 
(One to nil) 

B. St. Laaia, HL 

ERBER8 (wva) 
Norwood A Hall 
Kartell! 

2d half 
"Flirting Widow" 
Cummin A Sea ham 
May A Kllduff 

Baa Clalro, Wla. 

ORPHEUM (wva) 
Cornelia A Adelo 
Gardner's Maniacs 
(One to nil) 

2d half 
Otto A Olivia 
Donlta 
A A O Terry 

Fidmnnron. Cats. 

PANTAGES (m) 
"Dream of Orient" 
"After the Wedding" 
De Mlcbele Broa 
Fa her A Watera 
Crelghtons 

Rlsrla, Til. 

GRAND (wva) 
1st half 
"All Girl Revue" 

Filkhnvt. fort. 

ORPHEUM (ubo) 
Bill Brown 
Herman A Shirley 
Kenny A Hollla 
8 Typea 

2d half 
"Cabaret Qlrl" 



VARIETY 



23 



Blaslre, Iff. T. 

MAJuiSliC (Ubo) 
Rhode Crauiploo 
Daniel* A Walters 
Roger Gray Co 
2d half 
Ntvln* A Ed wood 
Abeolom Sheriff T 

Brie. Pn. 

COLONIAL (Ubo) 
Cycllug Brunettes 
KIshs tt Bernie 
Crawford A Urodarlck 
Morgan Dancers 
Frank North Co 
Alexander Oroa 

Bvanavllle, Ind. 

GRAND (wva) 
Gardner Trio 
Cliulun A Koooey 
"Llnaerte 8bop" 
Cblef Caupolloan 
Dorwcb A Russell 

2d Half 
Tree I tt 'a Dogs 
Leroy A Mabel Hart 
Great Lester 
•The Debutantes" 
DeKoe Troupe 

Palrsaont, W. Vn. 

COLUMAL (ecAabc) 
Lea Dlodultis 
Kresko * Fox 
(Three to Oil) 

Pall Klver, Nana. 

UUUU (loew; 
Lockett A Waldroa 
McCormlck A Irvine 
bob Hall 
Kingsbury A Munson 

2d half 
Rocber A Gibson 
Frisco 

Cecil, E A Carr 
Marie Hart 

Flint, Mick. 

Majestic cube) 
Davla A Kitty 
CroMa A Doris 
Boris Prldkla 
"Volunteer*" 
Finks Mules 

2d half 
Han Ion Dean A H 
Dlplodocus 
Ogden Urysnt A O 
Barto A Clark 
"Broadway Revue" 
pun «iu Lac. Wis, 
IDEA (wva) 
Dresler A Wilson 
Arcb«r A Carr 
2d Half 
Jobn Gelger 
Beach A Lynn 
* i« &>«»«**«• la. 
i'tii^CikOt* (wva) 
Reuiuru « vViu«.b««ier 
iiany Hayw«ia Co 

L«»W 41 CUttpUI 

L«ouarul 

24 half 
Max biouui co 
At, t»« # a«, inn. 

PALACE (ubo) 
8 Faltuue 
Lillian Watson 
"Junior Follies" 

2d half 
Clalrmout ttroe 
J Leuhurdt Co 
Newuud A Phclpo 
J as Urady Co 
Al Herman 
"JEarl and Olrla" 
JfL Wvnk, 
MAJESTIC tinier) 
Rex a Circus 
Hans Hauke 
Suuiiko a Qelsha G 
Gerard A Clark 
Geuwleve Cliff Co 
Lew Uocksiader 
Orvillv siuuiiu Co 
tislnbura, IU* 
C*i&l \ iwva) 
James 'Ibompaou Co 
Adair A AdUpbi 
Merles Cockatoos 

2d Imir 
Evans a Slater 
Brown A Jackson 
(Uue to Uli) 
Grand Fork*. Can, 

Git AND (wva) 
Yvoune 
(Two to All) 

2d bait 
Kenny A La Franco 
8 Imperisl Jape 
(One to fill) 

Grand Havlde, Mlek. 

OKPH&UM (ubo) 
Reyuolda A Carpenter 
Abbott A Mills 
Dick Green 
(One to nil) 

2d bslf 
Thorn pnon A Berri 
8 Roman* 
(Two to nil) 

EMPRESS (ubo) 
Van Cleve A Pete 
Enr A Curtla 
Watson Slaters 
Polan A Lenhser 
Stewnrt A Ponabue 
"Fa-hlnn Show" 

ISIS (scAsbc) 
Carlntta 
Wphi A Poyd 
(Thmp to «ll) 

Orenf Foils. Moat. 

PM.AI'K (wva) 
Carl Rlfner 
Mr and Mrs Bennett 



Jack Pblk 
"Musical Matinee" 

2d half 
Math Bros A Girl 
Kin* Dlack Faoa 
Jewel City 8 
Mualcal Vynoa 

Greea Hay. Wla. 

OKt'HKUM (wva) 
"Night Clerk" 

Haaallton, O. . 

GRAND (sun) 
Per mane 
"Live Wire" 
Guerln * Gibson 
The Dunnlgana 
(One to nil i 

2d half 
Fan Tan Trio 
Little Caruito Co 
Leo Uerrs 
Wills Gilbert Co 
"Watch Your 8lep" 

Hamilton. Oat. 

TEMPLE (ubo) 
Newport A Stlrk 
Grace Spencer 
"Muntlons" 
Dainty Eugllah 8 
(One to nil) 

Haaaaaond. Ind. 

Olii'llaoiu lw»») 
"Tula Way Ladlea" 

2d half 
Dlehl A Weber 
Greene A Parker 
Cr*lgbton A beluiont 
Alice Hamilton 
"The New Leader" 

MannlhnL Mo. 

PARK (wva) 
Milton Scbueeter Co 
Marrislmrn, **•* 

MAJESTIC (ubo) 
Whitney a Dolls 
"Girl irom Kekomo" 
Baby Helen 
(Two to nil) 

2d half 
Ellnore A Carlton 
Mr * Mrs Kobyuo Co 
(Three to All) 

ataruwro* Cnna* 

PALuiCki (UOU) 

"Prmceiuu Uina" 
MaUi»ou a) Na»e 
Kuoy valio Co 
kLMiiuews A Shayne 
Kmue a Herman 
Geo uruwu Co 
2d half 
Ula 

Force A Williams 
Kuier Hugbe* A K 
Ceiu«rou i/evltt Co 
Juliet Dike, 
Youug bmg Tr 

Mvankna, Iff. J. 

niiiAA\i> tuooj 
Banieyo* 

bviutuii A Dare 
Merceuea Bowk Co 
Dauioud 

Qraveua L' MarcheCo 
Duruiny Member 
"Porter Maius" 
Miller A Callahan B 
Butter Kali Co 
tune to All I 

2d half 
Lex Ca ranger 
Hose Jeauuetto 
Heln Trio 
Martin Van Bergen 
Jaa Kennedy Co 
Vlollnsky 
Bob A Tip 
(Three to All) 

LYRIC (loew) 
Beatrice Morgan Co 
Violin beauties 
(Three to Oil) 
2d halt 
Downs A Cornea 
Bwain'a Animals 
(Tbrse to nil) 

HornelL N. Y. 

BHATTLCK H 
(ubo) 
Southern 3 
Nevlus A Erwood 
Loretll A Antoinette 

2d bslf 
Hsmllton Bros 
Daulels A Walters 
Meredith A Scooter 

Ilonatun. 

MAJhlsllC iubo) 
Novelty Clintons 
Evelyu Cunningham 
Carson A Wlllard 
Man Bros 
BI.Hon City 4 
The Gaudscbmldts 

Indianapolis. 

KEUIJ 3 (ubo) 
Clown 8csl 
Marion Weeks 
"Orange Puckers" 
N A E Puck 
Dorothy Kegel Co 
Doc 0" Nell I 
'Bride Shop" 

LYRIC (ubo) 
Clnlrmoni Uroa 
Thorn imon A nerrl 
Morion A Morton 
(Two to nil) 

2d half 
RronkA n^ufh 
Th^ Ptjnprtt* 
Anderson A Oolnes 
Rnvnl Oawolgnea 
(One to Oil) 



Itnnen 

BTAtt (ubo) 
Armsiroug A Kurd 
Roy A HHIUrd 
2d half 
Lane A Harper 
Howard. Kehel A H 

JaekiM*n« Mien. 

UIJOU (Ubo) 
Wool folks Stuck 

2d half 
Allen A Allen 
John Neff 
Hippodrome 4 
8 Loretlas 
"Bong A Dance Rerue' 

Jacksonville. Flaw 

DUVAL (UDO) 
Bavauuah dpllt 
1st half 
Carlton a Clinord 
Hapger A Goodwin 
Mr A Mn AHUon 
"Society Buda" 

Jnnen%Ul«, Win. 

Ar*uLLu (acnabc) 
Mr snd Mrs Rsy 
Omsr Quartet 
(Two to nil) 

Joplln, Mo. 

ELECIRIC (wva) 
Brougbton A Turner 
Roee A Ellis 

2d half 
Blork Broa 
(One to fill) 

Jon not own. Pa. 

MAJESTIC (Ubo) 
(Sheridan 8q, Pitts- 
burgh split) 
1st half 
Kit K arson 
Klein Bros 
8s rah Padden Co 
Sylvester A Vane 
6 Harvarda 



KnJasnnneo. Mlek. 

MAJESTIC (ubo) 
"Prince or Tonight" 

2d bslf 
Musical MacLarens 
Sullivan A Mason 
Jessie Hsyward Co 
Hardeen 
(One to Oil) 
k» .»« i K>*%.j t Knn. 

A.uikcittiC twvai 
Bjuia i*roa 
ttuiiiivau u Myers 

2d hail 
Ben Smiin 
Roae • Uflu 
kL*mmmm city. Mn. 
OKPHkiUM 
Anna Held 
Conrad n Conrad 
8 i*eiguiona 
Thuruer A Madison 
The Caainoa 
Nonette 

Ui-OBE (wva) 
Emmy a Pets 
National City A 
Luckie A Yoat 
The Mutchlere 
Rascheua A Sylvester 

2d half 
Russell's Minstrels 
Simmons A Simmons 
Morgan A Gray 
Gladys Correll 
Laypo A Benjamin 



ViKCiMAN (wva) 
"Night Clerk" 
2d half 
Arnolds A Florenoa 
Lienor Sherman 
Jewel Comedy 8 
(Two to All) 

Knoaville. Tenm. 
UttANU (ubo> 
Qulenle a Dunedin 
Bwor A Weeiorook 
Hay E Ball 
Booby Waitbour Co 

2d hall 
Muslcsl iiioa 
Jack George 
Doyie * h.ulne 
Stevens Bordeaux Co 



BiPE (ubo) 
2d bail 
Avonda Prluce 8 
Herman A Shirley 
Kenuy * Hoilia 
"West Point Girls" 

Lafayette, lad. 

FAMILY (ubo) 
Avonds Prince 8 
Browning A Deane 
Inet McCauley Co 
Joscnblne Leuhardt Co 
"Fair Coeds" 

2d half 
Kelcey Sisters 
Wilton Slaters 
Colonist Maids 
Mae Curtis 
3 Types 

Lansing;, Mick. 

UI.IOU (ubo) 
"Round tbe Town" 

2d hslf 
Clair* A At wo^d 
Bennlneton Slaters 
Croat Howard 
RnntaM A Shplly 
Prlmrnwp MlnMrpfa 

Lettilirldu*e. Can. 

MA.IFSTir (wva) 
2d half 
Lyric 4 



Mualcal Fredericks 
Gladya Arnold 
Anule Abbott Co 

Levtlatvn. Me. 

UNION Sg. (ubo) 
Raymoud Wllbert 
Powder A Cbspman 
Georgia Earlc Co 
Leonard A D«nipeey 
Sylvia Logue 

2d half 
Diamond A Grant 
Pomsello Sister* 
Toyo Japa 
Rice A Francla 
"Fascinating Flora" 

Linen. O. 

ORPiia.iAl (sun) 
"Waicn lour Step" 
Fau ian Ino 
Lutle Caruso Co 
Leo iie*r* 
Wilis Gilbert Co 

2d half 
Permans 
' Uve Wires" 
Gu«nu a olbaon 
'iue uuuuigana 
(one to uiii 

Linen law 

CuruniuM 
(lU-li) 
(Same bill playing 

Colo Spga 4-8) 
Ed Foy Family 
Fatlma 

Mme Donald Aver 
Frvemau A Dunham 
LAM Jackson 
Jean Cballon 
Ballet Dlvertisements 

LYRIC (wva) 
8 Amerea 
Hopkins A Axtell 

2d half 
Kennedy A Burt 
Emmy's Pets 

Little tteek. Ark. 

MAJESTIC (ubo) 
Wilson A Lenore 
Leroy A Cablll 
Princess MImos 
Louis London 
Richard Wally 
2d half 
Morln 8lsters 
4 Melodious Chaps 
"6 Peacbea A Pair" 
Brenner A Allen 
Brown A McCormack 

Losjannpe)**, lad. 

COLONIAL (Ubo) 
"4 Husbaoda" 
2d half 
2 Georges 
Morton A Morton 
Burke A Burke 



OKPllAioM 
Mrs G Huguea Co 
Mae Frauvis 
Mayo n tally 
Lea Yaidya 
Eva 'layior Co 
Comfort * King 
Burley A Buney 

PANTAGES (m) 
Toosoonin Araba 
Maurice Samuels Co 
Hasel Kirk 8 
Barnold'a Dogs 
Princeton A Yale 
HIPP (senate) 
Tokl Murato 
Malone A Malono 
6 Cecil I an Msida 
4 Juvenile Kings 
Marriott Troupe 

Lonlavllle. 

KEITHS tubo) 
Lambert A Fredericks 
Bert Levy 
Avon Comedy 4 
"Cranberries" 
Lelpilg 
Frltsl Scbett 
Monroe A Mark 
Mile Vadle A Olrla 

Lowell, Maaa. 

KEITH 8 (ubo) 
Mado A Duffy 
Gonne A Livsey 
Wm M Cutty 
Walter Brower 
"Passion Plsy" 
Jones A Sylvester 
Ford A Hewitt 

Mndlaoa. Win. 

ORPHEUM (wva) 
Willing Jordon 
Davla A Walker 
Trovsto 
"School Dsys" 
(One to nil) 

2d bslf 
Adolpbs 

Blxlfy A Lemer 
Mr A Mrs H Emmett 
PernlkolT Roee A Bsll 
(One to nil) 

Maa^Mffr, 19. If. 
AtTPITORTTTM (uVo) 
The Brlgbtons 
Nina 

Ertle A Rwmtidpn 
F»trn .Tuhll»»e 4 
"Vacuum Cleaners" 

2r1 half 
Svlvla l/»val 
Norma Crav 
Fthpl Mav H«M Co 
"Man TrP Wasnn" 
Hlnk Smith Sisters 



Mnraknlltowaw la. 

uuhiON (wvaj 
F A C La Tour 
Dacey A Chaae 
Holman Broa 

2d half 
Stewart A Mercer 
Silver A Gray 
Lloyd Sisters 

Mason City. In. 

REGENT I wva) 
Max Bloom 

2d half 
Leonardl 
Harry Hayward Co 

MeaannlA. 

ORPHEUM 
Lobouska 
Lilly B Van Co 
I A J Connolly 
Weber Doleu A F 
Lewis A McCarthy 
Devlne A Williams 
Alloa Lyndon Doll Co 

Milwaukee. 

MAJESTIC torph) 
Lillian Kuaaell 
Eduie Leonard Co 
"Girl in Moon" 
Gladys Alex Co 
Rsy Dooley 8 
Milt Collins 
Olga 
Carpoa Broa 



OKPUB.UM 
Natalie Sisura 
Hinea A Wilbur 
Liua Abarbaueii 
Gei a Zora 
Valeutiue A Bell 
C Giiiingwaler Co 

UNlQoE (scAabo) 
Marble Oems 
Kamerar A Howland 
7 Caalelluccla 
Marie Stoddard 
Mr A Mrs A Cappelln 
NEW PALACE (wva) 
Davla Castle 8 
Tom Device Co 
Madam Bedlnl 
(Two to nil) 

PALACE (wra) 
PrlUkow A Blanchard 
LAB Drew 
Angelo Weir A D 
Great Cantell 



Mlaannla. Mont. 

BIJOU (wva) 
Harrington A Floreaee 
Westiaao Family 
Dick Ferguson 
Thomas Trio 

2d half 
Carl Rlfner 
Mr A Mrs Bennett 
Jack Polk 
"Mualcal Matinee" 

MoatrenL 

ORPHhiUM tubo) 
Nedervelde'a Baboon 
BAB Wheeler 
Colonial Bel lea 
Cooper A Smith 
Moon A Morrla 
"Highest Bidder" 
Anna Chandler 
(One to Alii 

ML Vernwa. Iff. T. 

PROCTOR'S 
Antrim A Vale 
Wlnaome Harmonlsta 
Elisabeth Otto 
•Banks U Million" 
F A A Astalr 
Le Roy A Harvey 
Gertie 

2d half 
"Color Sea- 
Connors A Witt 
Howard 8lsters 
Rackett Hoover A M 
Tbe Bramlnoa 
Helen Davla 
Two Carltons 
Dunlap A Merrill 

Moeratlae, la. 

ORPHEUM 
Edmunds A La Velio 
(Four to nil) 

2d half 
Mardo A Hunter 
Wilson A Wilson 
Dli A Dixie 
(Two to nil) 

Nnskvlllr, Tenn. 

MAJESTIC (ubo) 
Birmingham Split 

1st half 
Tbe Spellmsns 
Dolly A Mark 
Farrell A Farrell 
Rrltt Wood 
Welch's Minstrels 
(Full week) 

Iffetmrk. if. J. 

M*JFRTIC (loew) 
Fr^d Roberta 
"Rlrtbdav Party" 
Jane Lawrence 
Fd^le Clark A Roses 
N#»whoy«» Srxtet 
(Two to «'" 

2d half 
Purns A Foran 
H^vlland A Thornton 
R*»pd Prna 
Pr«adw»y Trio 
H-^1 Crine Co 
Donn^llv * Dorothy 
(One to fill) 



Now Haves, Coaa. 

POLI'S (ubo) 
Yoshl Bros 
Allen A Lowe 
Kuter Hughes A K 
Eva Shirley 
Dunbar's Ringers 
(One to nil) 

2d bslf 
Msdlson A Naae 
Sara Padden Co 
8 Du For Broa 
Matthews A Bhayne 
(Two to All) 

BIJOU (ubo) 
Melville A Lawrence 
Parlab Broa 
Geo Fisher Co 
Baker A Janls 
Oberltta A Girls 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Two Kerns 
Marshall A Trlbble 
(Five to fill) 



ORPHEUM 
Clifton A Fowler 
Walter C Kelly 
Long Tack Sam Co 
Toots Pska Co 
Nellie Nichols 
Donovan A Lee 
De Vole A Livingston 

Norfolk. Va. 

ACADEMY (ubo) 
Rlohmond 8pllt 
lat half 
8 Misses Stewart 
Brown A Spencer 
"War Brides" 
Bert Fltigtbbon 
The Patucks 

Oakiaad, OaL 

ORPHEUM 
(Open Sun Mat) 
Van A Belle 
Chick Sales 
Msrle Bishop 
Rock A White 
J no Gordon Co 
Metro Dancers 
Smith A Austin 

PANTA0E8 (m) 
Bob Albright 
Potta Broa Co 
Blllte Beaton 
Standard Bros 

Oadoa. irtnk. 

PAXTA0B8 (m) 
Imperial Opera Co 
Laurie Ordway 
Big 4 

Laura Winston Co 
Alice Teddr 

OaJaaoana City. •fc. 

LYRIC (inter) 
The Randalls 
Leroy A Toiler 
8 Chuma 
Joe Whitehead 
8 Emersons 

2d bslf 
Gusmannl Trio 
Rouble 8lmma 
Largay A Snee 
Dan Sherman Clrsms 

Oasabn. 

ORPHEUM 
(Open 8un Mat) 
Whiting A Burt 
L Kingsbury Co 
8 Annapolis Boys 
Mc Waiters A Tyson 
Leon 8laters 
Oen Ed La vine 
Ed Morion 

EMPRES8 (wra) 
Parisian Trio 
"The Last Laugh" 
Simmons A Simmons 
Camllle Trio 

2d half 
Lewis A Chapln 
Raymond Slaters 
Byam York A Fayo 
Red ford A Winchester 

Oekkftwn. Win. 

MAJESTIC (wra) 
John Gelger 
Jewel Comedy 8 

2d half 
Gus Henderson 
Paden A Reed 
8 Keeleys 

Ottawa. 

DOMINION (ubo) 
Rmeltt Tonge 
McCable Liver A K 
Nouvelles 
(Two to All) 

Parson*. Knn. 

BEST (wva) 
Howe flarlow A O 
Ben 8m lib 
(One to nil) 

2d half 
Princess Indlta 
Gene A Kalhryn King 
Drooklyn Comedy 4 

Pewrla. III. 

ORPHEI'M (wva) 
Lew Hawkins 
James Orsdy Co 
Ward A Pave 
Those Fr*n"b Girls 
(One to mn 

2* hslf 
Pel! A Fes 
Slmnann A Dean 
A) Abbott 
"Southern Party" 
(One to fill) 



Phllndctpaln. 

KEITH S (QUO) 
Pstfrey Hell A B 
Osllsgher A Martin 
Maryland Ringers 
Joule Heather Co 
Mel n tyre A Heath 
Orth A Dooley 
6 fftstiieji 
(One to nil) 

GRAND (ubo) 
Lesnder 

West A Vsn "Irion 
"In the Orchard" 
Loney Haakell 
Montgomery Co 
Walton Pros A fleer 

B'WAY (ubo) 
Bert Pltxelhhona 
Miller A Lyle 
Alex Kids 
R H Hodge Co 
Welner Amoros Co 
Feature Film 

WM PENN (ubo) 
White A Clayton 
Will o^kinnrt co 

Una Clayton Co 

Mllo? 

Mystic Hanson 8 

(One to nil) 

Plttekargrk. 

DAVIS (ubo) 
Martlnettl A Sylvester 
Alfred Bergen 
MoConnell A 8lmpson 
Beatrice Hereford 
Odlva 

Fred B rowers Co 
Meehsn's Dogs 
(One to fill) 
SHERIDAN 8Q (ubo) 
(Johnstown Split) 
lat half 
Dempsey A Lovera 
Roxy La Rocca 
"Fascinating Fllrta" 
Joe Cook 
T... Alvarer 

Portland, Me. 

_ M KEITH'S (ubo) 
Edgar Berger 
Bogart A Nelson 
Pbflllpl 4 
Patrioola A Myers 
Mr A Mrs J Barry 
Wlllard 

Howard's Ponloa 
PortlaasL Ova, 
OKPHhTUM 
Oertrude Hoffmann 
Harry Langdon Co 
Moore OB A McCor 
Oraoe De Mar 
Paul Levan A Dobba 
EMPRESS (aonabc) 
Cadleux 
Oerard A Went 
Harry Mason Co 
Barber A Jackson 
Bud Snyder Co 
Johnson A Council 
PANTA0E8 (m) 
Arthur LaVloe Co 
Raymond A Bain 
Oreenloe A Drayton 
Valerie Staters 
Hanloa A Clifton 
Providence. M. L 
KEITH'S (ubo) 
8 Wheelers 
Bernard A Scarth 
Mr A Mrs N Phillips 
6 Am Dancers 
Chaa Brans Co 
Mme Donaldo 
Morton A Moore 
Oruber'o Animate 

EMERY (loew) 
The Skstellee 
"Ships Paaa In Night" 
Hanrey DeVora 8 
lamed 
(One to All) 

2d half 
Telegraph Trio 
Elsie White 
Ed Blondell Co 
Martini A Pabrlnl 
Unlney. III. 
ORPHEUM (wva) 
Evana A Sister 
Fisher A Rockaway 
Maurice Downey Co 
8 Dolcev Slaters 
Buch Broa 

2d half 
"Little Miss Mix-up" 
Reading;, Psu 
HIP (ubo) 
Millard Proa 
Aide White 
Ellnore A Carlton 
Robert Hsyncs Co 
"Female Clerks" 

2d bslf 
LeCroli A Dixon 
Sol Puma 

"Petticoat Minstrels" 
Kelly A Pollock 
Namba Proa 

Resrlna. Can. 
REGINA (vrva) 
Clark Slaters 
Joe Psnnlatsr Co 
Don Tsylor 
Ethel Mav 

2d hslf 
Harden A Goodwin 
2 trmlnaa 
Arthur Young 8 
8 T *ono»t« 

Rlehmnnd. Va. 

PUOIT (ubo) 
(Norf«lv Sollt) 
1at hslf 
Helen Veols 

(Continued 



Big City 4 
'Oolong Girls" 
Harry L Maeon 
Auonia A Day 

Mockootcr. N. Y. 

TEMPLE (Ubo) 
V Bergere Co 
Qulroga 

Luuore A Wai 
Kathleen Clifford 
Dooley A Rugei 
Primrose 4 
The Oraxera 
3 Floods 

FAMILY (sun) 
12 Feet of Comedy 
Art Adair 
Anthouy A Adelo 

2d half 
Klku Family 
Joeepb McBeo 
"Mldulgbt Motorists" 



IIL 

PALACE (wva) 
Lawton 

Embe A Alton 
Blxley A Lerner 
Eva Fay 
(One to Oil) 

2d half 
Willing Jordon 
Trovato 
Eva Fay 
(Two to 811) 

St. Ann. M#. 

CRYSTAL (Inter) 
Amoros A Mulvoy 
Hawley A Haw ley 
Musical Gormana 
Arthur Rlgby 
2 Franks 

2d half 
Carcinetti Bros 
Wllllsma A Puller 
Brougbton A Tti; 
Nntlonal City 4 
Emmy's Pets 

ELECTRIC ( 
Sprague A MoM 
Brooklyn 
2d 
Luckie A Yent 
Camilla Trig 



) 




■L -__ 
COLUMBIA (orph) 
C Parry Go 
Vanderbllt A Moore 
Wine A Wolfus 
Ray 8amuels 
Waiur Milter Co 
Mack A Vinosnt 
Ben Beyer Bro 
Aurora of Light 

GRAND (wva) 
Mshoasy A Aubnra 
Gladya Vance 
Earl A Edwards 
LlbooatU 

Seymour's Family 
Eeao A Mendel 

2d half 
"Tlckstt Please" 

EMPRESS (wva) 
Cummin A flsshsm 
Simpson A Deaa 
Dorothy Herman 
May A Kllduf 

2d half 
Watson A Flynn 
Allen's Minstrels 
"Between Trains" 
Karuill 

•L PaaL 

OKPHaiUM 
(Open Hun Mat) 
Diamond A Brennan 
Bert Wheeler Co 
Flying Wuernta 
Tbe SulUns 
Bolger Broa 
Harry Oreen Co 
EMPRESS (ecAabo) 
Tbs Vsldos 
Handsrs A Mlllls 
Caating Lamya 
Grant Gardner 
Ann Hamilton Co 

PRINCESS (wva) 
Campbell A McDonald 
Walton A Vivian 
Agnes Kayne 
"Beaux A Belles" 

2d half 
8 Lilliputians 
Granville A Mack 
Milt wood 
Casting Kays 



ta. 

OKfliEoM 
(Fresno Split) 

lat half 
Nesblt A Clifford 
Bouncer's Circus 
Tuscano Bros 
Tbs Bellrlngera 
Toney A Normsn 
Callatc Conant 

EMPRE88 (seAabe) 
Mile Emerle Co 
Tecbow's Csts 
Smith A Hunter 
Fogarty'a Dancers 
Adsms A Oubl 
Helen Csrloe 3 
Melody Trto 

Ranlnnw, Mick. 
FRANKLIN (ubo) 
Clslre A Atwond 
Rennlnif.on Sisters 
Ores! Howard 
Retail A Wholly 
Prlmro«o Mlnatrels 

2d hslf 
"»rnim«» the Town" 

on psge 84.) 



24 



FILM REVIEWS 



D'ARTAGNAN. 

D'Artagnan Orrln Johnson 

Quetu Auue Dorolby Dalton 

Mliadl Louise Oleum 

Duke of Uuckinghum Harvey Clark 

Cardinal Walt Whitman 

Couut de Hochfort Arthur Maud* 

King Louis XI II George Flsber 

Madame liouacluux Rhea Mitchell 

This Kay-liee (Triangle) goe» back Into 
French blutory of tbe early 10th century, 
about l(Mu. when Anne of Austria, the then 
detested wife of King Louis XUI was having 
an 'affair" with tbe Duke of Buckingham 
(English). It was when Klcbelleu ruled the 
Klug and country. Anne was In his way. 
Richelieu's attempt to bring about convincing 
evidence of tbe queen's Infidelity Is tbe basis 
for this well-screened feature that was In the 
last half program at tbe Knickerbocker last 
week. Tbe story Is entitled "D'Artagnan." The 
first portion sbowa tbe famous Musketeer 
leaving bis borne In search of adventure, and 
finding It, plenty. Hia meeting with the King's 
Musketeers (the three of them) and Joining 
the ranks as against Richelieu's guards, the 
many battles he bad In all of which D'Artag- 
nan mowed down rows of men with a single 
sabre (often killing aa many as two or three 
with one stroke) and D'Artagnan's final 
sweeping victory for bis queen, when he 
rapidly traveled to England to secure tbe 
diamond shirt studs from Buckingham, Anne 
had given tbe Duke as a token. It were these 
shirt studs through which Richelieu hoped to 
fasten the liaison of Anne upon herself before 
tbe King, Richelieu having suggested to the 
monarch his wife wear them at the King's 
ball. D'Artagnan, after an adventurous trip, 
returned In tbe nick of time, delivering the 
studs to the Queen as tbe King was on his 
way to her apartment in tbe castle, she ex- 
plaining tbe delay in reaching the ballroom 
floor by mentioning the Jeweler was lste in 
returning tbe diamonds. Later Anne discom- 
fit ted Richelieu In the presence of her bus- 
band by exposing the studs. Richelieu, through 
hla spy system, had been confident he had 
at last landed Anne. Apart from the extrava- 
gant awash-buckling the picture Indulges In, 
tbe story Is holding, more so toward the finale 
than earlier. Orrln Johnson Is starred as 
D'Artagnan and does as well as one could in 
that heroic romantic role, nicely falling in 
love himself with a married woman during 
it. Dorothy Dalton played Anne extremely 
well and looked the role. Just as difficult In 
this Instance. Walt Whitman made a strong 
figure as Richelieu, and Richelieu was a com- 
manding personage of bis day. Mr. Whitman 
presented his Richelieu as wearing an Imper- 
ial. Without being positive on the point. It 
seems as though this Is the first time that 
wonderful Cardinal was eve/ lmpersonatlngly 



arraigned on stages or screen as with a 
mustache and goatee. (Has any high digni- 
tary of the Roman Catholic Church ever worn 
a facial adornment of hair?) Charles Swlclt- 
ard directed tbe picture (under Thomas Ince's 
supervisions-customary placarding on Kay-Bee 
films). It's a good Interesting picture because 
it digs so far back in history that calls for 
continual action besides royal Intrigue. It 
might suggest a feature maker, the possibili- 
ties of a "Richelieu." taking tbe tempeatuoua 
and lurid career when his tenacious grip was 
on France, showing his crimes of commissions 
and omissions, the fear he Impelled and the 
hatred that followed. What Richelieu did dur- 
ing his 20 or 2ft years of the Iron band could 
(or should) furnish a corking product from 
any vltrollcally written scenario. 8ime. 

HIS PICTURE IN THE PAPERS. 

Proteud Prlndle Clarence Handysldes 

Pansy Prlndle Rene Bouclcault 

Pearl Prlndle Jean Temple 

Pete Prlndle Douglas Fairbanks 

Christopher Cadwalader Charles Butler 

Melville Homer Hunt 

Christine Cadwalader Loretta Blake 

Olga Helena Rapport 

A Gang of Oophers. 

Tbe crate for publicity on the part of the 
progressive American business man Is the 
theme which served for the scenario for this 
lateet Fine Arts five-reel feature in which 
Douglas Fairbanks Is starred. It Is a story 
with great comedy possibilities, and both the 
star and director have made tbe most of the 
opportunities offered for laugh getting pur- 
poses. Douglas Fairbanks again forcibly 
brings to mind that he Is destined to be one 
of the greatest favorites with the film seeing 
public. Tbe manner In which he works In this 
picture will surely endear him to those who 
have already seen him In pictures and those 
that are seeing him for tbe first time In this 
film comedy will Immediately become boosters 
for him In the future. In "His Picture In the 
Paper" he Is the ne'er-do-well son of the mil- 
lionaire manufacturer of health foods that are 
bought by the host of vegetarian cranks 
throughout the country- Proteus Prlndle, the 
father (Clarence Handysldes) has given Pete 
an opportunity to win a place for himself In 
the business, but the worst feature of the old 
man's life Is the fact that he, himself, believes 
In the ground-up sawdust and other like com- 
modities that he foists on an unsuspecting 
public. Pete Is the only member of the fam- 
ily who has a longing for red meats, cocktails, 
etc., that go with good living, and, whenever 
he Indulges his desire for these things he has 
to do It under cover. Among the advocates of 
the Prlndle food reforms Is the aged president 
of the Transylvania R. R., Christopher Cad- 



walader, who Incidentally has a daughter who, 
like Pete, likes the more solid forms of food. 
Popper Cadwalader has picked out a nice 
harmless youth of the vegetarian type for 
Christine's husband, when she and Pete make 
each other's acquaintance at a dinner party. 
It Is a case of love at first sight and the two 
Immediately make plans for a future mar- 
riage. Popper Cadwalader Is willing If the 
boy will get a half interest In Popper Prlndle's 
business. Pete goes right after his dad and 
arrives Just as the latter Is admiring the front 
page of the "Vegetarian Journal," on which 
Is displayed a photograph of his two daugh- 
ters, who, In an Interview, proudly boast that 
they have lived solely on their father's food 
products, and grown fat thereby. In replying 
to the boy tbe father points to the sisters as 
workers for the welfare of the family's stock- 
in-trade and tells the youth that when he 
does something fully as worthy for tbe cause, 
he will consider his proposition to become a 
member of the firm. The comedy in the pic- 
ture deals with a number of futile attempts 
on tbe part of the hoy to gain notoriety and 
publicity through the dally press and his final 
success In landing a three-column "spread" In 
all of the papers through saving a train from 
•being wrecked on old Pop Cadwalader's road. 
Plctorlally the feature Is all that could be de- 
sired and the direction Is without a flaw. The 
prise fight. In which Pete competee against 
the champion, Is exceedingly well staged and 
carries a real thrill. Incidentally this fea- 
ture Is one of the first that has been produced 
by tbe Fine Arts people In New York and It 
shows that little old Gotham Is Just as ca- 
pable of being the scene of good comedy pic- 
tures as any picture city on the west coast. 

Fred. 

PUDDNHEAtT WILSON. 

Pudd'nhead Wilson Theodore Roberts 

Tom Drlscoll Alan Hale 

Chambers, His Quadroon Slave 

„ Thomas Melghan 

Rowena Cooper, from "up North" 

„ • • Florence Dagmar 

Roxy, His Mulatto Nurse Jane Wolff 

Judge Drlscoll Brnest Joy 

Mrs. Drlscoll Gertrude Kellar 

Five part Lasky (Paramount) feature (let's 
call It masterpiece), produced by Cecil 
DeMllle, under tbe art direction of Wilfred 
Buckland. The name of Theodore Roberts Is 
starred on the program of the Strand this 
week above that of the photoplay, and there 
Is no fault to be found with such sn arrange- 
ment. Tbe picturlzatlon of Mark Twain's 
novel (or more correctly speaking, the play 
from which It was adapted) Is one of the beet 
screen versions of a standard piece of fiction 
ever presented to the public. But great as it 



Is, the character of the eccentric lawyer who 
was obsessed with the then little known vaiue 
of thumb-print Identification, In the bands 
of that wonderful character actor. Theodore 
Roberts, la worth going many miles to enjoy. 
In what seemed about thirty seconds of close- 
up photography, Roberta la shown seated alone 
at his desk working out evidence to establish 
the Innocence of Chambers, the supposed quad- 
roon slave, and arriving at the conclusion that 
the mulatto nurse changed the children twenty 
years before. Without reoortlng to a captain 
the man'a thoughts are unmistakably and with 
absolute certainty communicated to the epec- 
tatora Just as positively aa If they had been 
set down In print. Thomas Melghan. as the 
slave who turns out to be white, la excellent. 
In fact the entire cast has been Intelligently 
selected. Photography and stage direction 
very good, and the visualization of life In the 
south during slavery (period of 189050) has 
been well depicted. Heart Interest and comedy 
have been well blended. But the one thing 
that stands out above all else Is Theodore 
Roberta. May he live long and remain In 
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FATTY AND MABEL ADRIFT. 

A Farm Boy Roacoe Arbuckle 

Hla Sweetheart Mabel Norman 

Her Father Frank Hayes 

Her Mother Mar Wells 

Fatty's Hated Rival Al. St. John 

Chief Robber Wayland Traak 

First Robber James Bryant 

Second Robber Joe Bordeau 

Real Estate Agent Glen Cavender 

A three-part Keystone (Triangle) with 
Fatty Arbuckle and Mabel Normand. This 
comic was likely made on the Coast before 
those two players came east. The three reels 
mentioned appear to have had aomethlng taken 
out, for they did not run tbe usual three-reel 
time. Nevertheless the picture Is amusing 
with some new and good effects, without the 
customary dose of messy slapstick one expects 
In a Keystone with these principals. The farm 
boy and his sweetheart marry and go to a 
cottage by tbe sea for tbe honeymoon. Fatty's 
rival, with the aid of confederates, pry loose 
tbe cottage at high tide and In the morning 
when the occupants awake they are afloat, sur- 
rounded In their bedrooms by water. A dandy 
lightning storm is a feature of the film and 
there are some pretty views of breakers rush- 
ing on to the shore. Al. St. John as the rival, 
did not do as good comedy work as he has 
in other Keystones, but his opportunities were 
more limited In tbla one, It sll being Mr. 
Arbuckle, Miss Normand and a bulldog. The 
picture Is a sure laugh maker and as it Is 
fairly clean," it Is the more worthy. Bime. 



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STRANGE CASE OF MARY PAGE. 

("The Trial.**) 

The Moond episode In the Essanay serial. 
••The Strange Case of Mary Page,'* was re- 
leased this week in New York (Loews the- 
Stres). To the auditor not having seen the 
rst episode the second is complex, Inasmuch 
as no synopsis is given of previous chapters, 
and after the title was flashed the film at the 
New York theatre Monday night went directly 
Into the subject matter without even mention- 
ing it was a serial or what episode it was. 
If the Essanay director is depending upon 
the succeeding story to reveal the strain, 
through the cut backs to scenes previously 
shown and others which are intended in their 
way to be explanatory, his idea may not be a 
bad one in that regard, provided the third 
episode brings the subject matter up to date 
for any audience. Otherwise the first timers 
will find difficulty in becoming interested un- 
less a synopsis of sufficient detail is present- 
ed, either by way of program or slide. The 
second Ep appeared to run not over 1,1500 feet. 
It Is the trial of Mary Page, the actress (Edna 
Mayo), for the murder of a theatrical "angel" 
connected with her Company, the scenes lead- 
ing up to this murder having been shown in 
the first Episode. Henry B. Walthall Is Mary's 
attorney and sweetheart. As the witnesses 
testify the film cuts back to the scenes de- 
scribed, but none in the second Episode show- 
ed bow Mary disappeared from the room 
where she had been found unconscious beside 
the murdered man, in the first chapters. 
After the state rested its case that merely 
repeated with Immaterial additions what the 
first Episode had shown, Mary was called as 
the first witness for the defense. After her 
testimony (and some well timed comedy. by 
a stage carpenter who was called to the stand 
In Mary's defense) Mary, then seated at a 
table, threw up her hands, and after arising, 
fell Insensible into another chair. The sheet 
then mentioned the Third Episode would* be 
called "The Web," with the presumption re- 
maining the trial had not ended, also that the 
condition Mary was in at the finale of the 
second Ep was the same as when she was 
missed from the room. In direction of the 
Second Episode the court room scene was 
well taken care of by all the principals, (the 
stage carpenter leading) though none had any 
acting of account to handle, but the entire 
court room was not seen at one glance. Sec- 
tions with the judge and attorneys, others 
with the audiences watching the trial, were 
flashed. (It can't be possible the Essanay 
studio hasn't the space to group the entire 
scene?) The Third Episode should fortell the 
fate of "Mary Page" as a serial. The Second 
left It hanging in the balance. 8ime. 




THE WOMAN IN 47. 

Viola Donizetti Alice Drady 

Tony Wm. Raymond 

Tony's cousin John Warwick 

Pa&quale Donizetti Qeo. D. Melville 

Mr. Colllngswood Eric Blind 

Mrs. Colllngswood Lillian Concord 

Mr. Sharpless. / Tom McUrath 

Qowfrey, his son Bert Koouey 

Five reel Frohman Amusement Corp. produc- 
tion released via World-Equitable, book by 
Frederic Chapin, starring Alice Brady, di- 
rected by George Irving. Alice Brady will 
soon achieve an enviable reputation as a 
character actress if she continues playing 
"dialect roles" in the pictures. In "The Wo- 
man in 47" she is cast for the part of an 
Italian girl In love with a youth of her na- 
tive village in Italy. Her uncle tries to com- 
pel her to marry a wealthy native and Tony, 
having gone to America, she follows. Through 
misinformation that her young lover Is dead, 
she accepts a position as maid and goes 
through a series of adventures. Her accept- 
ance of a furnished apartment by a wealthy 
man. who turns out to be married, and who 
maintains her in luxury for many months 
without forcing his immoral intentions upon 
her, is inconsistent, and the only weak spot in 
the otherwise Interesting and excellently pro- 
duced picture. The story Is gripping and 
maintains its melodramatic interest to the 
finish. Will do nicely on any program. Jolo. 

UNDINE. 

Undine Ida Schnall 

Huldbrand Douglas Oerrard 

Lady Berthelda Edna Malson 

The Duke Carol Stellson 

The Duchess Caroline Fowler 

The Fisherman O. C. Jackson 

Fisherman's Wife Josephine Rice 

Kuhleborn Elijah Zerr 

Waldo Jack Nelson 

As this is a fairy tale, It must naturally 
as all fairy tales do, begin with the time 
honored phrase "Once upon a time." Well, 
once upon a time there was a film producing 
company known as the Blue Bird Photoplays 
that had an office In the great big city of New 
York, and among the scenarios they had which 
were to be turned Into pictures was one that 
had been adapted from the fairy tale by Pierre 
De La Motte Forquet, and the Bluebird people 
were not in fear of the deadly film dragon, 
"The Censor," who has hordes of minor 
dragons on the watch to tell him of happen- 
ings in the picture world, so they produced a 
five reel feature called "Undine" and made 
Ida Schnall. the little diving girl, the star of 
the production. Incidentally the picture pro- 
ducer would have done better to have called 
"Undine," "Undressed," for never In any film 

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production to date has there been so much 
female loveliness with so little draping, In 
fact, there were entire stretches of the picture 
when tbe female loveliness wasn't draped at 
all, but It is all done so artistically there isn't 
anyone that can take exception or condemn 
tbe picture as being other than It Is and that 
Is Just a sweet fairy story that has been plc- 
turized very cleverly and picturesquely. The 
picture was directed and produced by Henry 
Otto from a scenario by Walter Woods. The 
scene waB laid In the Catallna Islands off tbe 
coast of Southern California. The company, 
in addition to tbe principals, Includes about a 
score of swimming and diving girls who Ot Into 
the scenes very nicely without wearing any 
more clothes than tbe law allows, In fact, It 
Is more or lean a surprise that some of them 
did not catch cold even In the mild aoutbern 
California climate. Tbe opening shows hus- 
band and wife seated at home of an evening 
and their tiny daughter brings a story book 
to father's Jtnee. It Is the story of "Undine" 
and as f enter supposedly reads the tale to 
the little one the story unfolds on the screen. 
Undine the first. Is the cleverest of the water 
nymphs In the realm of Queen Unda, the mis- 
tress of the underseas. Undine la always the 
leader In all feats of daring and outdlvea and 
outswlms all of her companions. The revels 
in the water and on the sands' that are In- 
dulged In by the water nymphs are clearly 
shown. But Undine the first, falls In love with 
a mortal, and leaves her companions. She Uvea 
on the edge of the sea In great happiness until 
one day her lover goes into the enchanted 
forest and shoots the sacred deer with his bow- 
gun. In revenge for this Kuhleborn, the ruler 
of the enchanted forest slays Waldo, tbe mor- 
tal, before he can return to his love. Undine 
the first, dies of grief on the beach and when 
her former companions find her they discover 
there has been born Undine the second.. In 
punishment for tbe crime that the mother has 
committed Undine the second Is destined to live 
among the mortals until a pure love shall 
atone for the sin. The young child of simple 
fisher folk Is stolen by the water nymphs and 
made to roam In tbe enchanted forest, and 
after a time the youthful Undine Is left where 
the bereft mother will And her. She Is reared 
as their own. In later years Huldbrand, a 
bold knight, who Is the suitor for the hand of 
Lady Berthelda, who is tbe daughter of the 
fisher folk and who has been adopted by Duke 
and the Duchess, goes forth Into the enchanted 
forest. He Is seen by Kuhleborn drinking from 
a fountain which designates him as the one 
that shall seek out Undine and marry her. The 
enchantment Is placed on the knight and he 
discovers the girl and marries her. On his 
taking her to the castle, Kuhleborn again ap- 
pears and declaring her mission on earth has 
been served, sends her back to the sea by the 
powers of his enchantment. The tale Is 



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prettily told and the feature Is one that will 
draw untold money to the box office. Inci- 
dentally it is a teature that an exhibitor must 
play lor more than a single day to reap the 
benefit of the advertising that it will get for 
his house, providing he can show It unoea- 
sored locally, it has been passed in Its present 
form by the National Hoard. >red. 

HER DEBT~OF HONOR. 

Murium Delmar Valll ValH 

Johu Hartiield William Davidson 

Olln Vanoe William Nigh 

Crawford Granger J. H. tJoldaworihy 

Doctor Ulade Frank Bacon 

Mra. Varcoe Mrs. M. Urundage 

{J'* tana ••••• Dean Hume 

Kaiatln, her lover Frank Montgomery 

Pierre Leroux. her father.. David H. Thompson 

g ld , Wolf r. A . ure.ee 

bwiftwind Jack Murray 

Five-part Columbia (Metro) feature di- 
rected by William Nigh and starring Valll 
valll. Metro offers it as a new type of pic- 
ture. It is, but one not likely to enjoy gen- 
eral favor, for the reason that it leaves a bad 
taete. Tbe moral would seem to be that If 
a white man has an affair with an Indian 
woman, the offspring of such an alliance is 
apt to be a degenerate of the first rank 
The beat role by far is that of the offspring, a 
ropulsive-looklng young man, dying on his 
feet as a result of the riotous life he has led 
effectively played by William Nigh. Valll 
Valll was continually "absorbed" In a beau- 
tiful fur coat. The subject upon which the 
scenario Is based Is exceedingly distasteful. 
A large quantity of good photography was 
expended upon It. Jolo. 

hazeTTirke. 

Poor dear old Hasel Klrke of revered Madi- 
son Square theatre days his finally suc- 
cumbed to the pictures, and Is now a five- 
reel Wharton production, released Tie Paths 
(Gold Rooster). The late Steele Mackaye, 
who wrote the original melodrama, would be 
proud of the cast selected for the plcturlslng 
of what In those days of playwrlghtlng was a 
"masterpiece." William Riley Hatch Is a 
groat Dunstan Klrke, Pearl White very good 
as Hazel, Bruce McRae a manly Squire Rod- 
ney and Crelghton Hale an excellent Arthur 
Carrlngford. The play Is still good melo- 
drama, albeit an occasional lapse to the blsck 
shawl to Indicate the hopelessness of the 
heroine when cast out by her father. The 
direction Is good, the photography adequate 
(barring a tendency to haziness when tinting 
Is resorted to) and the photoplay, taken as a 
whole, and considering the full value of the 
name, la almost certain to prove a big winner. 

Jolo, 





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Scoring the greatest hit of her career, singing "SIAM" and 
THERE'S A BROKEN HEART FOR EVERY LIGHT ON 
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THE YELLOW PASSPORT. 

Sonla SokolofT Clara Kimball Young 

Fediu, a police spy John Balopolla 

Myrun Abrura, Sonlas undo. .Alec Ii. Franc-la 
Carl Rose n he liner, an Impresario. .John Doyle 

Mrs. Kopenlu'iiruT, bis wife Mru. Landau 

Adolpb HoHonheltner, their son.. Edwin August 
Annn SokololT, Soniu'n mother. .Mrs. Kimball 

David SokololT, Sonlas father Ed. Kimball 

Alex SokolofT, Sonla's brother. .Silas Kelnberg 

Akulena. Fiodor's wife Florence Hackett 

Flodor, a landlord Thomas Charles 

Ivan, of the "Black Hundred," 

Robert Curamings 

Music MaBter Nicholas Dunaew 

Chief of Police Adolph Leatina 

Five part Shubert (World) production, di- 
rected by Edwin August, starring Clara Kim- 
ball Young. Probably the most pretentious 
production yet undertaken by the World, and 
In many respect" an excellent one. It Is a 
question, however, whether exhibitors catering 
to "family trade" will take kindly to the 
showing In their bouses of a story that re- 
quires the elucidation of the Russian yellow 
passport granted to Immoral women. It's a 
powerful tale, violent melodrama, dealing with 
Nihilism, Russian secret police, persecution 
and massacre of the poor Jews (all magnifi- 
cently vlsunllzed and effectively acted) and 
showing the triumph of virtue against terrific 
odds. Apparently no expense has been spared 
In ks casting or the securing of atmosphere 
and costuming. Jolo. 



..Francis X. Bushman 



MAN AND HIS SOUL 

John Conscience ) 
John Power J 

Mary Knowles Beverly Bayne 

Rev. Edward Knowles Edward Brennan 

Stephen Might, Sr Charles H. Prince 

Stephen Might, Jr John Davidson 

Mrs. Conscience, John's mother. .Helen Dunbar 
A Quality (Metro) In five reels, starring 
Francis X. Bushman and Beverly Bayne. The 
advanced synopsis of the story said It carried 
a moral, if that is so, the moral seems to be 
that If you cast away your conscience you will 
grow wealthy. For in this drama John Con- 
science, leaving a college faculty for a busi- 
ness career, threw all righteousness to the 
winds when he believed the girl he loved 
married another man for money. Conscience 
changed his name to Power and as such suc- 
ceeded so well In ruthless disregard for any- 
body and anything he finally reached the 
dome of success, from whence he could dic- 
tate terms to Might ft Co., a competitor in 
business, Might. Jr., of that firm having mar- 
ried Mory Knowles (as Constance thought.) 
Rut Mary didn't ; she ran away to become a 
stenographer In one of Power's factories. 



Mary was always stenogging. 8he left a good 
home to work, but had a task in banging onto 
her Jobs. Each employer wanted to love her 
and there was nothing so ravluhlngly beau- 
tliul about Mary that she could not have 
traveled a working girl's path In safely. Con- 
science had trouble too, alter quitting the col- 
lege. He couldn't find work. He and Mary 
met on the docks. Mary preferred the water 
to her nice looking home, but John saved her, 
then each told the other the story of their 
flops, and afterward John got Jobs for the 
boih of them. One night while Mary and the 
girls were working overtime (as a stenog- 
rapher had to work overtime on the same rush 
order the machine girls did) a fire broke out. 
Shortly before that, in his arm chair by the 
fireside, Conscience returned to John Power, 
following up his coin and power probably, and 
be reformed as he could afford to after con- 
science had been absent so long. But to tbe 
Are — all the girls escaped but Mary, who sat 
down in a corner of the room waiting for 
John to save her. He did, with a well handled 
mob watching the operation. Then they loved 
each other all over. An allegory at the open- 
ing showed Conscience is a young girl walking 
up hill. Once she seemed to walk through 
the woods with nothing on below the waist 
line. Always shadowy she hung around 
everybody. John W. Noble directed the fea- 
ture. Tbe bright point about It Is the playing. 
It has an excellent cast, from principals to 
supers, but It's far from a morality play, for 
the moral Is always twisted the wrong way. 
Tbe death of John Conscience's mother could 
better have been denoted by suggestion than 
actually, as It were. Bushman Is there with 
the heroic thing, also the lovey stuff and 
they will like him. Miss Bayne may have a 
following also, since she Is co-starred, but It's 
Bushman all the way, excepting John David- 
son as Stephen Might, Jr.. who had an ag- 
gravating habit of pulling down his vest when 
excited. Bushman and the playing will put 
this feature over. One of the captions, if not 
a quotation, displayed a thoughtful trend of 

mind on the part of the writer. It was " 

And so our greatest happiness is but a play- 
thing in the hands of fate." Sime. 



THE RULING PASSION. 

The first sign of Herbert Brenon's ac- 
tivity since his departure for the West Indies 
came with the current week's Wm. Fox re- 
lease, "Tbe Ruling Passion," a five part fea- 
ture, dealing with the hypnotic powers of the 
native Indian. The story Is framed In pic- 
turesque fashion showing glimpses of that 
particularly attractive country, although sup- 
posed to be enacted In India proper. It re- 
volves around a theme of rich dramatic In- 
terest superbly directed by Brenon and clev- 
erly acted by Claire Whitney. William Shay 



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et al. "The Ruling Paeslon" telle the ex- 
periences of an orphan girl (Claire Whitney) 
who, on the death of her mother Journeys to 
India to become the ward of an aunt. She 
meets an English officer and their marriage 
eventually follows. She attracts the atten- 
tion of the so-called Rajah of Mawar (Mr. 
Shay) and falling in bis initial overtures, 
he exercises his unusual hypnotic powers to 
compel her to do as he wishes. Under this 
peculiar power ahe seemingly shows an affec- 
tion for tbe Rajah and later on becomes an 
Inmate of his harem, having been cast off by 
her husband. His extreme brutality results 
in her escape and ahe shares the hut of a 
native dancing girl, where her child, appar- 
ently the daughter of her lawful husband, Is 
her only comfort. Learning of the Rajah's 
plans to aell her child, she takes flight and 
arrives at the home of her alster-ln-law, who 
recognizes and cares for her, the husband 
having, meanwhile, returned to London to re- 
cover from an injury. Eventa lead up to a 
revolution, during which the Rajah la assas- 
sinated and eventually the complications are 
pleasantly adjusted. Shay makes an admir- 
able character man for this particular type, 
holding tbe interest at high pitch throughout 
-his presence. Miss Whitney has a tendency 
to excessive make-up, the close-up views of 
her face exaggerating this defect to a point of 
comment. The scenic locations are well taken 
and the photography is worthy of praise. It 
makes a good interesting subject, but while 
it could pass for a feature. It might better 
go as a program attraction where It would 
stand out Wynn. 

THE CALL OF THE CUMBERLANDS. 

SAMSON SOUTH DUSTIN PARNUM 

Splcer South Herbert Bunding 

Wilfred Horton Page Peters 

James Farbiah Howard Da vies 

Tamarack Splcer Dick Le Strange 

Aaron Hollls Joe Ray 

Sally Splcer Winifred Kingston 

Adrlenne Lescott Myrtle Stedman 

Mrs. Lescott Virginia Polts 

Five part Pallas (Paramount) production, 
from the book and play by Charles Neville 
Buck. One of the best scenarios ever framed, 
for the reason that the story la progressive 
and cumulative from the start right up to 
the final clinch, constantly alternating be- 
tween action and heart interest. Oood photo- 
graphy la ao common In modern feature pic- 
tures that It Isn't necessary to make any 
special mention of same, but It Is excep- 
tionally good In "The Call of the Cumber- 
lands," with Just a touch of high grade tint- 
ing, never once making a bid for sensational- 
ism — lust uniformly excellent. Throughout 
the picture has class. Jolo. 



VENGEANCE IS MINE. 

John Loiing, candidal* for Ooremer, 

Crane Wilbur 
Richard Lorlng. hla brother..Carl Von Sehlller 
Stanley Clark, a social gangster, 

Brooklyn Keller 
Robert Orey, a merchant. ...William Jackson 

Marlon Orey, his daughter <7ypsy Abbott 

District Attorney A. B. Kills 

Five-part Mutual afastsrplcture, Edition 
DsLuxs, produosd by Horsier, directed by 
Broad well. Suits off with what looks like a 
replica of "On Trial." A social pmraalU lures 
a girl to a hoUl and registers aa man and 
wife. She rejects his improper overtures and 
hs lsavea, but Ukea with hfm the page from 



the hotel register on which they secured shel- 
ter. Years IsUr the girl marries the governor- 
elect, who has a brother of whom ho Is very 
fond, snd who Is mads the state's chief ex- 
ecutive's private eecreUry* Aa Inaugural 
parade and the ceremony ahowlng the gover- 
nor being eworn In are big scenes." An In- 
genious idea Is employed— or rather two ideas 
—to Indicate the passage of time. One la the 
tearing off of pages from a calendar to Indi- 
cate the passing of months and the other Is 
the movement of the hsnda of a clock to show 
tbs pssslng of minutes snd hours. Both have 
been utilized before In pictures, but not ex- 
actly aa in this one. The villain visits the 
young wife In the governor's homo and de- 
mands that she bring him $3,000 next day or 
he will "expose" her past to her husband. 
Oovernor's brothsr overhears by accident. 
Wife goes next day to villain to plead, brother 
follows, wlfs hides with pistol In hand end 
when brother and villain tussle, she shoots 
the heavy. Brother sUnds fcr the murder end 
la caught red-handed with revolver In hand. 
Governor had previously declined to feudou 
any murderers, firmly declaring the law must 
take its course. The amount of suspensive 
interest is overwhelming, suiting from the 
moment of the arreet, all through the trial 
and down to the point where the wife con- 
fesses and the governor cannot reach the Jail 
to atop the execution without riding In his 
suto 130 miles In two hours. Ho arrives just 
ss the hand of the executioner Is about to turn 
on the current. Then he resigns and all three 
leave for parts unknown, via steamer. Just 
two things ars the matter with an otherwise 
sensationally effective pbotodrama — there len't 
sufficient relief from the constant dramatic 
tension and the young wife, aa played by 
Oypsy Abbott, hssn't enough weight for so 
emotional a role. Crane Wilbur as the gov- 
ernor was excellent. The picture la ceitaln to 
be received favorably wherever exhibited. 

Solo. 





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HOP, THE DEVIL"S BREW. 

Ward Janeen Phillips Smalley 

Lydla Jensen Lola Weber 

Wo. Waters Charles Hammond 

Cod Leech J uan De La Crux 

jane Marie Walcamp 

Blue Bird feature In five reels with a 
scenario by Lois Weber founded upon the 
writings of Rufus Steele, relating the strenu- 
ous fight that the Government is making to 
prevent the import of opium Into this coun- 
try. The picture was produced under the 
direction of Phillips Smalley and Lois Weber, 
who are also the stars of the production. To 
say that they have done their work well would 
be doing them an injustice. They have turn- 
ed out a picture that is chock full of Interest 
and thrills. The question is whether or not 
the public will go to see It under Its present 
title, or to say the least It Is misleading. 
In coupling the words "hop" and "brew" In 
the manner In which they are used, the aver- 
age person reading the title will immediately 
come to the conclusion that the picture Is 
directed against the production of beer In 
this country. Of course the explanatory note 
which the program matter carries would Im- 
mediately do away with that Impression, but It 
Is hardly possible that one could "bill" the 
explanation outside of the theatre, but If the 
present title is retained it is advisable to do 
that. The scenario on which the plcturlzatiou 
is based is a "dope" story pure and simple 
and in some respects like "The Drug Terror" 
which waa produced by Lubln some time ago, 
although It does not exploit the gruesome as 
did the former feature. The picture was pro- 
duced with the sanction of the Government 
and the aid of Its customs bureau. The lead- 
ers to the beginning of the picture proper give 
the Information that on Feb. 9, 1000, Con- 
gress passed an Act prohibiting the Importa- 
tion of opium. Previous to that date opium 
valued at $2,000,000 was annually brought Into 
the country. A 5 tael-tln (less than % lb.) 
formerly sold for $15, to-day brings $00 in 
Chinatown. The efforts of the Customs offi- 
cials to prevent the smuggling of the drug 
Into the country Is the basis of the story. 
Ward Jansen (Phillips Smalley) has been as- 
signed to make an Investigation In China of 
the conditions relating to opium smuggling. 
He is away from his home In San Francisco 
for six months. While on the mission his 
wife has contracted the "habit," and hits the 
pipe to take her mind from brooding over the 
death of her child. On Jensen's return he 
rather marvels at the attitude of his wife to- 
ward him, but never for a moment suspects 
the true cauae. In his Investigations after his 
return home he discovers that the largest 
quantity of "hop" is being smuggled Into the 
country by a "ring" and that a consignment 
la expected on The Queen of the Orient. A 
search of the vessel yields much contrabrand, 
but, nevertheless, a certain amount of "hop" 
waa aafely brought ashore right under the 
eyes of the watchful Inspectors. But one 
trick which they discovered necessitated tbe 
shooting of one of the members of the band 
of smugglers, and he fearing that he Is going 
to die makes a confession to Jansen which 
leads to the uncovering of the headquarters of 
the gang. Jansen and his men raid the place 



and while the officers are rounding up the 
gang, Jansen discovers his wile hidden be- 
hind one of the counters. Ibis euiigntens 
him as to the reason tor her strange conauct 
in the past. A luriher Investigation brings 
to light tne fact that Jansen u wiles father 
was ine "man higher up ' in the ring of 
smugglers, 'jbe tamer commits suicide, thus 
relieving his son-in-law of tlie necessity of 
arresting him and tbe wife takes the "cure." 
There is a lot of real excitement in the pic- 
ture and the feature should attract business. 
There is one thing to lis great favor, there 
isn't an inch of padding anywhere. Each 
scene, whether short or long, huB something 
every minute to luriher the plot. "Hop, tbe 
Devil's brew," is a feature decidedly worth 
while playing. Fred. 



A CIRCUS ROMANCE 

Labette Muriel Ostrlche 

Ezra Uutterworth Euward Davis 

Kev. Aloert Martin Jack Hopkins 

Zaldee Catherine Calhoun 

Pttey George Larkln 

Five part Equitable (World) leature by 
Uvtty Fitzgerald, directed by Charles M. Seay, 
starring Muriel Ostrlche. Uabette, dancer 
with a carnival show, loved by Pete, known aa 
"Daredevil," also a performer with the same 
show, loved by Pete, known as "Daredevil," 
also a performer with the same show. Zaldee, 
fortune teller with the organization, la Ba- 
bette's mother. Mother was secretly married 
to a man called to war and when he returned 
could not find bis wife because her father 
had turned her out of tbe bouse, believing she 
bad gone astray. Husband believing his wife 
dead, had married again and become wealthy. 
On the death of her mother, Babette (Miss 
Ostrlche) learns who her father Is and goes to 
him. Father bad never told bis second wife 
and, rather than hurt the other woman, 
Babette keeps her peace, although adopted 
by her own father and foBter-motber. In the 
end the story comes out, but Babette electa 
to marry Pete, whereupon father signs a check 
to pay for a farm as a wedding present. Ex- 
cellent circus atmosphere — In fact the real 
thing, the scenes being actual out-door ones 
about a tent bdow. But the story Is too simple 
and direct and has to be padded to string It 
out to five parts. Some good rural comedy. 
Will do nicely for a program picture. Some 
day when Miss Ostrlche learns to tone down 
her superabundance of gushlness and to 
throw back her shoulders, she may shine bril- 
liantly as a picture star. Jolo. 

HE DID AND HE DIDNT. 

The Husband Roscoe Arbuckle 

The WUe Mabel Normand 

Her Old Schoolmate William Jefferson 

A Second Storyntan Al. St. John 

This two-reel Keystone comedy is preceded 
by a couple of hundred feet of the departure 
of Roscoe Arbuckle and Mabel Normand from 
Los Angeles, where the entire Keystone com- 
pany took part in a farewell party at the 
railroad station. Then there Is a leader to 
the picture which bears the Information that 
this picture is the first Keystone comedy that 




has been produced In the east since the ar- 
rival of the famous film favorites in this 
section. Il '.dentally there has been some 
discussion regarding this picture In film cir- 
cles. According to certain folk who have tbe 
acquaintanceship of Sid. Chaplin, that come- 
dian Is said to have bad the Idea for this 
comedy originally and to have outlined it to a 
party of picture players at a dinner at which 
Roscoe Arbuckle was one of the guests. Later, 
at another party, Arbuckle offered to let 
Chaplin in on a joke, and then told the Eng- 
lish comedian that he had appropriated the 
idea and used It for a picture. But Mr. 
Chaplin need not worry for "He Did and He 
Didn't" will not add materially to tbe glory 
of Arbuckle as a film comic. He did get the 
Idea but he didn't get it over In this two- 
reeler. Perhaps with Chaplin In the picture 
It would have gotten a greater number of 
laughs, but this production Is so full of the 
old trick* of the game that It will never 
create any great furore. Fred. 



SECRET LOVE. 

Don Lowrle Jack Curtis 

Joan Lowrle Helen Ware 

Liz Dlxey Carr 

Fergus Derrick Harry Carey 

Ralph Lansdale Harry Carter 

The Rector Marc Robblns 

Paul Grace, Curate Harry Southard 

Mine Foreman Warren Ellsworth 

Arnlce Ella Hall 

Craddock Willis Marka 

Mother Lule Warrenton 

"Secret Love" Is a six-part photoplay 
adaptation of Mrs. Francea Hodgson Burnett's 
famed novel, "That Lass o' Lowrles," which 
has been produced by The Bluebird, with 
Helen Ware as the star. The picture was di- 
rected by Robert Leonard, who Is also re- 
sponsible for tbe scenario. To review this 
picture In a single sentence one noed only aay 
It is a rattling good feature, well produced, 
capably acted and photographically perfect, 
and that It will be a money maker for any 
house that shows It. In the first place Miss 
Ware has already won a reputation In pic- 
tures that Is second only to her stage fame, 
and In this featuro she Is particularly de- 
lightful ; coupled with thla there la a story 
that carries sustained Interest, telling of life 
in the rough with unusual romance that Is at 
once thrilling and full of suspense, and with- 
out any scene at which the most finicky could 
take offense, even though the title might lead 
some to imply that the original story might 
have appeared In a magazine of "The Pa- 
risian" type. There Is one question that will 
come up as the picture la shown around the 



MliTUAl MAMf'RPICTUHf ^ 



country and that la "Will the masses 'get' 

the leaders which are written In the dialect 
that is peculiar to Lancashire where tbe aeene 
of the story is laid?" There need be no fear 
regarding this for the picture tells the story 
so consistently that the leaders are not ab- 
solutely essential to a complete understanding 
of the tale. As Joan Lowrle, Miss Ware pre- 
sents a most Interesting and plctureaque 
character dreaaed In a pair of trousers and 
boots that reach half-way to her kneea, with 
a short skirt that reaches about tbe aame dis- 
tance, only that It starts from the opposite 
direction, aa she steps from one of the coal 

Elts adjacent to the coal mine In the little 
ancauhlre village. Her father, Don Lowrle 
(Jack Curtis) Is the hard-fisted bully of the 
town, without a thought of tbe welfare of 
others, who takes life aa It comes with both 
drinking and fistic bouts standing In equal 
favor. By sheer force of brute strength and 
a pair of ready fists he has managed to make 
his way and at the opening of the picture la 
In bad with tbe foreman of the mine because 
of his constant breaking of the rules. The 
feud which springe from thla finally leads to 
his death. Joan, who In the original was re- 
ferred as "The Lass," thwarts her father's 
revengeful schemes throughout the story and 
In the end after his death, she rescue* the 
foreman from an accident In the mine, after 
which the secret love that has lived In the 
minds of both, but waa never permitted to 
come to the surface, asserts Itaclf and there 
1h the spectacle of two fond hearts Joined to- 
gether. Thrills there are galore In the plo- 
turisatlon of the novel ; at leaat two fights 
that seem to be better than those that one 
usually sees In films and the setting depleting 
the village Is most realistic and so well car- 
ried out as to be worthy of separate and dis- 
tinct praise from the remainder of the produc- 
tion. "Secret Love" will undoubtedly prove 
one of the most popular of the Bluebird re- 
leases, and It establishes a standard, which. 
If lived up to In future productions, will un- 
doubtedly bring success In large measure to 
the new brand. Fred. 



THE LAW OF LIFE. 

Universal three-reeler, featuring King Bag- 
got. A bad boy story. In which a Jilted lover 
of unclean habits entices his pure rival from 
the path of righteousness, getting him In the 
mire to such an extent that It takes him yean to 
extricate himself, after which he marrlea the 
girl he originally loves. The reela la enough. 
In addition to tbe star the cast Includes Bdna 
Hunter, Clara Beyers and Frank 8mlth. It 
wasn't worth the 15 cents admission, for It In 
a nickelodeon picture. 



t>lie mo f ion picture 

version of the 
classic novel bij 

rn GEORGE ELIOT 

FREDERICK WARDE 

Produced bij Th a nhouser 
Released frbruaru 191!? 

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A BOOK 
YOU'VE SEEN 
ADVERTISED 

X\ TITH the presses still rolling out the 
vv fiftieth thousand, this vivid "best 
seller" of the season's fiction has been 
secured in record time for a fascinating picture pro- 
duction of quaint and unusual possibilities. 

"THEN ILL COME 
BACK TO YOU" 

From the fascinating novel by 

LARRY EVANS 

The story of love and resolve, centering in beautiful Adirondack surround- 
ings, is in itself a superbly descriptive scenario. The wealth of situations 
and variety of action, separate it from the type of book which must be 
"adapted" for the screen. The thousands of readers of this book will find a 
camera presentation fully realizing their fondest mental pictures. 

PRESENTING 

ALICE BRADY 

Supported by JACK SHERRILL 

TO BE RELEASED THROUGH WORLD FILM CORPORATION 

PRODUCED BY 

The Frohman Amusement Corporation 





18 EAST 41st STREET 



WILLIAM L. SHERRILL, President 



NEW YORK 




ANDERSON, EFFICIENCY EXPERT. 

The efficiency system installed in the 
new Paramount offices represents five 
months of hard work on the part of 
Carl Anderson its general manager. It 
is a model other film organizations 
might take as a pattern. 

Outside of the president's office, the 
waiting room, directors' room and a 
glass partitioned space for the general 



manager, over 100 employees occupy a 
single loft, each with an outside and in- 
terior phone at his or her desk. All the 
typewriting machines are equipped with 
"noise absorbers," no employee has an 
individual stenographer, securing one 
by assignment from the chief stenogra- 
pher, the switchboard operators can see 
every employee and reach him by phone 
in whatever spot he or she may be at 



that moment, every known labor-saving 
device of merit has been installed, and 
the entire lay-out so wonderfully prac- 
tical as to elicit nothing but exclama- 
tions of praise. 

The best part of it all to the visitor 
is that when he has transacted his busi- 
ness with an employee there is no place 
for him to kill time, either for himself 
or Paramount's working staff. 



WHAT WILL CHAPLIN DO? 

The question most interesting to the 
film industry this week was what 
Charles Chaplin's plans are for the 
future. All sorts of rumors are rife. 
Syd. Chaplin, when seen on Wednes- 
day, stated that nothing had been de- 
cided, nor would there be until he 
went to Chicago to meet his brother 
and there place before him all the 
propositions thus far submitted for the 
film star's consideration. 

"The propositions submitted to me 
for my brother's services are so many 
and so varied that they would stagger 
you," said Mr. Chaplin. "I am leaving 
for Chicago on Saturday, taking all of 
them with me and an immediate deci- 
sion will surely be arrived at" 

"Which one do you regard as the 
most advantageous?" 

"That's for my brother to deter- 
mine" he replied. "As for me I know 
which one I should favor if it were left 
to me." 

"Which?" 

"Why, the large flat salary " was the 
prompt response. 



KNICK'S ADVERTISING. 

The Knickerbocker, under the direc- 
tion of S. L. Rothapfel and with Ben 
H. Atwell at the publicity helm, 
brought out a very readable half-page 
advertisement in the dailies last week, 
calling attention to the new policy of 
the Triangle at the Knick. The an- 
nouncement also mentioned that in 
conformity with its lease, the Triangle 
was holding a few seats at the top 
price of $2. This mention is said to 
have been brought about by the own- 
ers of the building demanding the 
original lease, calling for a $2 attrac- 
tion in the theatre, be lived up to. 

The Knickerbocker's business with 
its Triangle program has taken a de- 
cided spurt since Mr. Rothapfel in- 
augurated popular prices (up to 50 
cents with box and loge seats higher). 
Mr. Rothapfel has installed his own 
idea of a program, remodeling it with 
each show until it meets his standard, 
and this, with but one exception, was 
nearly reached the end of last week. 
The Rothapfel stage setting at the 
Knickerbocker is an extremely pretty 
Venetian scene, boxed in by the set and 
seems to act as a sounding bell for 
the vocal music. In this department 
Alfred De Manby, the baritone, stood 
out most prominently, scoring twice 
during the performance running two 
hours and 45 minutes. 

A report was current during the 
week that Robert Walton Goelet, 
owner of the Knickerbocker, had is- 
sued an injunction against the Triangle 
to prevent their conducting the house 
other than as a $2 theatre, which is 
covered by a clause in the lease to 
Charles Frohman, Klaw & Erlanger. 
Harry Somers, representing the orig- 
inal lessees, declined to discuss the 
matter, and S. L. Rothapfel denied the 
existence of any legal action. 

Triangle is now reported to be mak- 
ing $1,200 a week with its present 
policy, with every prospect of an ad- 
ditional increase in profits. 



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SELZNICK'S NEW FILM CO. 

Lewis J. Selznick has announced 
officially the completion of the Clara 
Kimball Young Film Corporation with 
a capital of $1,000,000. The first re- 
lease will be made in October and one 
release a month thereafter, Miss Young 
being starred personally in each pro- 
duction. 

An option on offices in the new film 
building at Seventh avenue and 49th 
street has been taken by the new con- 
cern, and there is talk of the establish- 
ment of their own exchanges through- 
out the country. 



SURATT BACK WITH FOX. 

Valeska Suratt will once again be 
associated with the Fox Film Corp. 
commencing June 1, at which time her 
contract with Lasky expires. Mean- 
time, it is safe to predict she will not 
do any picture posing for her present 
employer between now and the expira- 
tion of contract. 

Miss Suratt contemplates a trip to 
Europe within the next fortnight. 



TOURNIER LIKES CAPELLANI. 
A news item inadvertently stated M. 
Capellani was under contract to Peer- 
less instead of Paragon. Maurice 
Tournier, vice-president and general 
manager of Paragon, says he is too 
proud of having secured the services 
of such a clever French director to 
have any misunderstanding as to which 
company he is affiliated with. 



LORIMORE WITH COLONIAL. 

Alec Lorimore has been elected pres- 
ident of the Colonial Motion Pictures 
Corp. 



METRO PICTURES 
CORPORATION 

Presents 



Mary Miles 
Minter 

Dimples 

A Metro wonderplay of pathos 
and power from a story by Mary 
Louise Downing, adapted by Harry 
O. Hoyt. Directed by Edgar Jones. 

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COLUMBIA PICTURES 
CORPORATION 

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Now comes the report from Florida that the receipts for the sec- 
ond night on which TRIANGLE PLAYS are shown are even better 
than the first. Probably it is because the first nighters are so im- 
pressed that enthusiastically they recommend TRIANGLE PLAYS 
to their friends. 



Tallahassee, Fla., Jan. 22nd, lilt. 
Mr. A. C. Bromberf , Mgr., 
Triangle Film Corporation, 
Atlanta, Ga. 

It seems Impossible that my second night of TRIANGLE PLAYS 

should do even creator business than the first night. My patrons 

have nothing but praise. After checking up my receipts it occurred 

to mo how nice it would bo with every night to show TRIANGLE 

PLAYS. 

C. E. DAFFIN. 



To the Exhibitor who is skeptical about the advisability of run- 
ning TRIANGLE PLAYS more than one night this kind of evi- 
dence should make a decided impression. Many exhibitors have 
started with TRIANGLE one-night showings and found it neces- 
sary to keep the pictures two or three nights in order to meet the 
demands of their patrons. 



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MOSS STATERIGHTING. 

Disposing of feature films through 
the medium of state rights sales is the 
present and future process through 
which B. S. Moss will place the feat- 
ures manufactured by his concern on 
the market. 

This week Moss is showing "One 
Day," the screen adaptation of the sis- 
ter novel of Elinor Glyn's "Three 
Weeks," also screened as a feature by 
Moss last year, and sold on the state 
rights plan. 

About March 1 Moss will turn out 
another feature, "The Undertow," and 
during this year expects to produce 
on the average of one feature monthly, 
selling all via state rights, reserving 



New York State (where is situated 
most of the Moss vaudeville circuit) 
tor his own territory. 

Mr. Moss replied in answer to a 
question as to the feasibility of con- 
tinually making features and selling 
them on the state right plan, that he 
is very well pleased with results so 
far. It avoids the necessary large and 
expensive organization otherwise, and 
state right buyers with whom he has 
had business dealings, added Mr. Moss, 
have requested him to give them the 
first option on future Moss film pro- 
ductions for the same states they pre- 
viously purchased for. 

The California Motion Picture Com- 
pany is proceeding along similar lines 



in the marketing of its product, as 
was mentioned in an interview with 
Alex. £. Beyfuss, general manager of 
the California, in VAMavrr last week. 



TRAVERS SEEKING DIVORCE. 

Chicago, Feb. 2. 

Richard Travers, leading picture 
man, appeared here in court Jan. 29 
and filed papers for divorce against 
Mrs. Augusta Tibb, Travers' real name 
being Tibb. 

Travers informed the judge he was 
married in 1908 and separated in 1912, 
Mrs. Tibb refusing to leave New York 
when he went to Phillytown to work 
in the pictures. Indications this week 
pointed toward Judge McDonald grant- 
ing Travers' decree. 



32 



QEATDIZ 

MKJ-IELENA 



UNWRITTEN 

Law " 



Executive Office 
California Motion Picture Corporation 

SAN RAFAEL. CALIFORNIA 



MOVING PICTURES 

ARTHUR SPIEGEL IN CHARGE. 

Arthur H. Spiegel, president and 
general manager of the Equitable, is 
now an officer of the World, and also 
general manager of that concern. 

On Wednesday, when asked for a 
statement of the future plans of the 
amalgamated enterprises, he preferred 
to make no announcement, other than 
to say that there would be, and already 
had been, a number of changes in de- 
partment heads and that he hoped to 
be able to turn out good pictures for 
the market. The line up is as follows: 
Mr. Spiegel, general manager, Harry 
Drum, assistant general manager, 
Felix F. Feist, sales manager, Harry 
Reichenbach, publicity manager, John 
H. Goldfrap, advertising manager. 

Pressed as to the situation with 
regard to Lewis J. Selznick he replied 
that Mr. Selznick was still a director 
and member of the executive com- 
mittee of the World, that he under- 
stood Mr. Selznick had planned to 
make pictures starring Clara Kimball 
Young at the conclusion of her World 
contract in August, and that, so far as 
he knew, the friendliest feelings ex- 
isted. 



MUTUAL BENEFIT ASS'N. 

Los Angeles, Feb. 2. 
The heads of the largest motion pic- 
ture companies in the world today 
!<>me<l in the formation of a mutual 

benefit organization. Articles were 
filed in the county clerk's office and 
The Motion Picture Producers' Associ- 
ation has become a reality. 

The articles of incorporation state 
i he organization will be a non-profit co- 
operative association and exist for fifty 
years. The directors are as follows: 
Jesse L. Lasky, David Horsley, H. M. 
Unrkhcimcr, Oscar C. Apfel, Frank E. 
Woods. Mack Sennett, Frank A. Gar- 



TO THE STATE RIGHTS BUYER AND EXHIBITOR 

Great pictures must compete with or- 
dinary pictures on the program system. 

Salomy Jane, Salvation Nell, are the 
type of film dramatizations that ex- 
hibitors who demand quality want re- 
gardless of program limitations. 

So the California Motion Picture 
Corporation have decided to release 
six BETTER THAN PROGRAM features 
yearly on the State Rights basis, 
strong pictures, with a strong star, 
produced by a strong corporation with 
no limit of expenditure to insure 
quality-pictures beyond program 
limitations . 

The first of the'series under the 
new plan i3 

BEATRIZ MICHELENA 

' 'THE UNWRITTEN LAW ' 



in 
Edwin Milton 



By 

' 'The Squaw Man 
by Capt. Leslie 

Announcement will 



Royle, author of 

' ' From the scenario 

T. Peacocke. 



be made next week; 



cf the date of a trade showing in 
New York. 

CALIFORNIA MOTION PICTURE CORPORATION 



By 



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V lea-President 'and General Manager 



THE SAME OLD PLEA. 

San Francisco, Feb. 2. 

Leon Bories, manager of the Gen- 
eral Film Co.'s 'Frisco office, was cited 
to appear in court and show why he 
could not pay his former wife the $150 
monthly alimony previously ordered 
by the court. 

In explaining why he was unable to 
comply with the court's order Mr. 
Bories stated that when Oregon went 
dry he was deprived of a $500 monthly 
income. H ealso averred that his 
former wife owned property valued at 
$25,000 which netted her an income of 
$180 a month. 

At the conclusion he petitioned the 
court to lower the alimony to $100 
which is all that he can pay at his pres 
rut salary of $85 per week. 



butt, Henry N. Lehrman, H. O. Davis, 
V. D. Dold, Thomas A. Persons, Lee 
Dougherty, H. O. Strehan, Fred K. 
Ley, Norman Manning, D. W. Grif- 
fith, Geo. W. Stout, H. L. Kerr, Thos. 
II. Ince, John H. Blackwood, J. A. 
Harry, D. Whiting, Lloyd Wright, W. 
Woodson Wallace, C. E. Williken. 



POWERS OUT OF TRIANGLE. 

VV. M. Powers, who has been con- 
nected with the Triangle's press depart- 
ment in New York since its formation, 

and was formerly of the staff of the 
Tribune, retires from Triangle at the 
conclusion of the current week. 



LESSER'S NEW YORK OFFICE. 

Sol. L. Lesser, president and general 
manager of the All-Star Features and 
the Golden Gate Film Exchange, with 
offices in San Francisco and Los An- 
geles, has opened an auxiliary branch 
in New York, placing E. M. Asher in 
i. barge. Mr. Asher says that the East- 
ern office will not mean any neglect 
of the Western enterprises. The New 
York base was established to exploit 
"The Ne'er Do Well" on a state right 
basis and to buy for the western ex- 
changes. 



ESSANAY GETS GILLETTE. 

William Gillette has been finally 
signed for moving pictures. The emi- 
nent actor-author-producer has entered 
into a contract to pose in screen ver- 
sions of all his plays for Essanay, re- 
ceiving therefor one of the largest sal- 
aries yet paid a film star, together with 
a royalty for his pieces and a percent- 
age of the profits. 

The first picture will be "Sherlock 
Holmes," but it is not yet determined 
whether to make this a five-reel fea- 
ture or ten two-reel "episodes" for a 
serial. 



JACK CURTIS 

With Pauline Fredericks and Lydla Gllmore. 
Next release, Florence Reed in the "Woman's 
Law." 



I Years Old 

4 Feet High 

Blond— Pretty 

and 

AN ACTOR 

Phone Bryant lOt 




VARIETY 



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LAEMMLE IN CHICAGO. 

Chicago, Feb. 2. 

Carl Laemmle was in town Sunday 
night and was a conspicuous figure at 
the Colonial's premiere of the Uni- 
versal's new feature, "The Dumb Girl 
of Portici," in which Anna Pavlowa 
stars. The U president has gone to 
French Lick Springs for a ten days' 
rest and will then return to New York. 

Pavlowa also came to Chicago to at- 
tend the Colonial picture showing. 



MOLLY KING WITH WORLD. 

Molly King, sister of Charles King 
(Br ice & King), and also of Nellie 
King, has signed a three-year contract 
with World Film. 



VAN DYKE CO. COMEDIES. 

The Van Dyke picture company, 
with a purpose of manufacturing one- 
reel comics, has taken the former Im- 
perial Studio at 2d avenue and 4£t!i 
street. 



"Should a Baby Die" 

A TIMELY FIVE PART ATTRACTION 

PRODUCED BY THE CHA3. K. HARRIS 

FILM CO. 

RELEASED ON THE 

STATE RIGHTS PLAN 



HANOVER FILM CO. 

904 COLUMBIA BLDG. 
NEW YORK CITY 



Owners and Distributors of Ths Croat Italian Product! 





FIRST RELEASES 

OF THE 

Guaranteed Single Reel Comedies 

The Synico Film Corporation 

Announces the release of 

ARTHUR DEAGON 



IN 



"THE NURSERY RHYMES 



*• 



AND 



"OLD MOTHER HUBBARD 

Adapted and produced by 
NED NYE 

APPLICATIONS MAY BE MADE TO MAIN OFFICE 

1482 Broadway, New York City 

E. W. NYE J. F. SNYDER 

Prosldoat VIco-PrasldsBt and Secretary 



99 



H. E. FIELDS 
Treasurer 



L 



OOK— IT WILL PAY YOU ! 

Would you like to see yourself as 
others see you in a moving picture 



Sand salf addroi 
and stamped sav 
for particulars 



PHOTO PLAY DIRECTOR 
117 West 45th St., New York 



Lock Box 23 



Forrest Stanley 






Morosco 



SPECIAL ATTENTION 

To Theatrical A Moving Picture Artists 

Ladies' Fine Evening and Street Gowns 

Opera Coats. Furs. Etc., at Less Than 
One-Half Regular Prices 
GOWNS. WRAPS. ETC.. RENTED 

MME. N AFTAL 

SS West 45th Street 

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FILM FLASHES. 

The Clarldge Films, New York City, began 
active business the early part of last week 
with the aoqouncemeDt of the forthcoming 
sale of their Orst two productions, "The Birth 
of Character," and "The Heart of New York." 
in which Robert T. Haines makes his film 
debut, which Is a sequel to the famous sen- 
sation of four years ago, "Traffic In Souls " 
Clarldge Films, Inc., will dispose of their 
productions through the medium of franchise 
or state rights sales, and none but carefully 
chosen features of clean and strongly dra- 
muilc pictures with well known stars and 
good Interesting stories will be offered. 

D. S. Moss will show the Trade his produc- 
tion of "One Day," starring Jeanne Iver, 
next Tuesday morning at the Regent theatre. 
The photoplay Is in live parts and was pro- 
duced under the direction of Hal Clarendon. 
In support of Miss Iver their appears Victor 
Sutherland, Madge Tyron, Robert Broderlck, 
Edna Hblland. John Webb Dillon, Mrs. James 
Ellery, Arthur Evers, Mrs. William Hoyt, 
Walter D. Nealand. Mabel Alden. William 
Dechtel and Master Richard Ross. 



Three reels of comedy, "The Scoop at Belle- 
ville," a Thanbouser ; "The Queen of the 
Band." a Reliance, and "Putting Papa to 
Sleep," a Novelty, were stolen from the Mu- 
tual Film Corporation's Chicago exchange last 
week by a youth who represented himself as 
the employe of one of the big downtown 
theatres. 



Rufus Steele, writer of short stories, and 
San Francisco newspaper man, who provided 
the baBls for Lois Weber's scenario of "Hop, 
the Devil's Brew," vouches for the fact that 
twenty Chinamen were discovered hidden In 
the bold of the trans-Paclflc steamship that 
was being used to make scenes for the Blue- 
bird Photoplay. 



On account of the difficulty In keeping In- 
truders off the floor of the World Film Peer- 
less Studio at Fort Lee, Assistant Studio 
Manager Harry Liohtig had the old hallway 
leading to the floor partitioned off and a falsa 
corridor built with a big sign over It "This 
way to the studio." It leads to ths studio 
yard. 



In the absence of F. O. Bradford, general 
manager of the Oaumont Company, who Is In 
Florida, the company wss represented at the 
annual dinner of the Motion Picture Board of 
Trade of America by C. M. White, his assist- 
ant, George D. Proctor, editor of the Scenario 
Department and Harry Tootle, publicity man- 
ager. 



The big Peerless plant of the World Film 
Corporation at Fort Lee presents a fairly de- 
serted appearance these days owing to the fact 
that three of this organization's producing 
companies have been sent south. Two com- 
panies have gone to Jacksonville, and a third 
to Cuba. 



Work has begun this week on a new World- 
Equitable feature, "The Shadow of a Doubt," 
by Shannon Fife, at the Flushing studio. Car- 
lyle Blackwell Is the star and the cast In- 
cludes George Anderson, Jean Shelby. Lillian 
Allen. Charles Crompton, Anita Snel', Frank 
Beamish., 

Bide Dudley of "The Evening World" has 
signed a contract with the Van Dyke Film Co. 
to write a series of single reel comedies for 
them which are to be directed by Jerold 
Havener and In which Bud Ross Is to be fea- 
tured. 



In Variety's New York office Is Oeorge Page, 
who Is greatly exorcised through the Essanay 
having chonen "The Strange Case of Mary 
Pagp" en the title of Its current serial. 
Oeorgle has a sister named Mary Page. 



Ooorge W. Led" re r, Jr.. goes to Pittsburgh 
Sunday to take chnrge of the feature depart- 
ment In that territory for Mutual. He was 
formerly assistant manager of the Pittsburgh 
office for the World. 



Howard Hall hnd been engaged to play the 
lead In a forthcoming Mutual Masterplcture, 
"According to the Law." 



Blllle Burke and Henry Kolker have begun 
work on a now phnfoplnv. scenario by Rupert 
Hughes, produced by Klelne. 



William J. Butler, six years with Blo- 
grnph, has gone to the Gaumont winter quar- 
ters at Jacksonville. 



Stafford Pembprton has Just signed a year's 
contract with the Universal Film Co. and Is 
now on hM way to Los Angeles, Cal., where 
he will head his own company. 



Emmrtt Corrlgan Is back In town after 
terminating bis contract with tho Equitable 
Company hecnu'e his role called for swim- 
ming In the Cnrrlboan Sea. 



Daniel Cnrson Goodman is at French Lick 
Springs, resting and writing n number of 
scenarios for the Lubln Company. 



GRIFFITH PRODUCING ANOTHER. 

Los Angeles, Feb. 2. 
D. W. Griffith is working on another 
"masterpiece," which is understood to 
cost more than "The Birth of a Nation" 
to produce. It is entitled "Ramona," 
story by Helen ^Hunt Jackson, being a 
tale of California. 



$500 

REWARD 

for information loading to ■ ■ 
tho arrest and conviction of jl 
any ono duping or pirating fc | 

'THE 

BATTLES 

OF A 

NATION" 

Owing to tho unprocodontod 
auccoaa of this wonderful 
Gorman War Picture, It has 
boon brought to our attention 
that certain unscrupulous 
"fillum leeches* hare used 
every endeavor to "cut In" 
on our "pie." 

State Right Buyers 

may depend upon it that 
we will leave no loop-hole 
for these gentry to wriggle 
through. If they want 

WAR 

we are experts In that line, 
and— well, this is WAR 
HEADQUARTERS — that's 
all. 

NOW BOOKING 



GREATER NEW YORK 

NEW ENGLAND STATES 

NEW JERSEY 

MARYLAND 

DELAWARE 

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 

EXHIBITORS 

in the above territory can 
book with us direct. Write, 
wire or TELEPHONE BRY- 
ANT 3024 and bring to your 
theatre the LATEST and 
GREATEST GERMAN WAR 
PICTURE yet to have 
reached America. 

**- SHOWING THIS WEEK 
AT MAJESTIC THEATRE, 
Brooklyn. 

Address all communications 
to 

BUFFALO TIMES 

Moving Picture Syndicate 
Dept. 

TIMES BLDG., NEW YORK 



34 



VARIETY 



VITA AND V. LS.L 

Certain indications point to the Vita- 
graph ultimately releasing its entire 
output through V-L-S-E. They are 
about to issue the following announce- 
ment to the trade. 

"Beginning some time in February 
Vitagraph will release one reel feature 
comedies with Frank Daniels and Mr. 
and Mrs. Sydney Drew through 
V-L-S-E." 

It is understood they have on hand 
about twenty one-reel comedies star- 
ring the Drews. 

The Vita's new plan for disposing of 
its one-reelers is understood to be the 
result of Metro quoting $5 a day for 
the first two weeks, and $3 a day there- 
after for Drew single reelers. This is 
more money than one-reelers usually 
earn on a regular program, which only 
charges $5 a day for the first few days. 

John T. Kelly, whose contract with 
Vita expired Jan. 1, has been re-engaged 
by that company, to be featured in a 
series of comedies based on the George 
McManus stories entitled "Bringing Up 
Father." Kelly will resume work in a 
fortnight — — • 

REVAMPING THE VITA-CRITERION. 

The vacation of the Vitagraph, form- 
erly the Criterion, at Broadway and 
44th street, by the Vitagraph last Sun- 
day brought into the theatre Monday a 
force of workmen who commenced re- 
decorating the interior for the opening 
of the James K. Hackett-Viola Allen 
Shakesperian engagement at the Cri- 
terion starting Monday. 

The Vitagraph was the first big $2 
theatre on Broadway to be converted 
into a film show place, the Vitagraph 
taking the theatre for its advertising 
value to its brand of releases, mostly 
features. The house never did any 
profitable business for the Vita, but 
was carried as a publicity account. 
Other theatres showing pictures mean- 
while in the neighborhood did much 
to hold back patronage for the Vita, 
which changed its policy in playing 
and prices several times during the 
tenancy. 



CHANGES IN FILM SERVICE. 

Chicago, Feb. 2. 

Jones-Linick-Schaefer have decided 
some new picture changes for some 
of their Chicago houses. Hereafter 
their Orpheum photoplay theatre on 
State street will play "exclusive Para- 
mount" features every Friday, Satur- 
day, Sunday and Monday, with two re- 
leases showing two days each. On 
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday a 
feature from the General will be shown. 
This will be the first time the Orpheum 
has run Paramount pictures at its popu- 
lar prices. J.-L.-S. will announce a 
new film policy for the Colonial, fol- 
lowing the indefinite run there of the 
Anna Pavlowa feature, "The Dumb 
Girl of Portici." S. L. Rothapfel is te- 
ported as coming to Chicago from New 
York in February, as far as known 
now, and he will inaugurate some of 
his famous New York Strand methods 
in putting the Colonial here in the same 
class. 

In charge of the Strand, Chicago, is 
Eugene Quigley. For years Quigley 
was treasurer of the Grand. He has 
associated with him at the Strand 
Emery L. Hiffe. 



ALLIES BUYING FILM. 

Chicago, Feb. 2. 

During the meeting of the Western 
Association of Electrical Inspectors at 
the Hotel Sherman last week the fact 
was brought out that the Allies are 
buying up all the old films they can 
for the purpose of making nitroglycerin 
out of them. 

L. L. Johnson, who's in charge of the 
laboratory of the electrical Inspection 
department of the City Hall here, in- 
formed the Association he had heard 
the Allies were after all the old and 
worn picture films they could buy, say- 
ing they "are mainly of nitrocellulose 
composition and therefore are said to 
be ideal material for the manufacture 
of nitroglycerin." 

The average 1,000-foot reel weighs 
about seven and one-half pounds, there- 
fore fewer than 300 old reels are needed 
to furnish a ton of film. 



BEFORE AND AFTER THE WAR, 

Paramount has arranged with Bur- 
ton Holmes to take a six months' trip 
through Europe at the conclusion of 
the present hostilities for the purpose 
of securing scenes of all the countries 
as they will look when the war is con- 
cluded. 

These will be attached to a series 
of travel pictures taken by Holmes 
before the war, the idea being to show 
a series of "Before and After" pic- 
tures. 



REVIVAL VS. FILM. 

The announcement this week that 
Joseph Brooks would revive "The 
Idler," a play of several years ago with 
an all-star cast caused considerable 
comment along Broadway when it 
brought to the minds of many that the 
Brooks' all-star "Trilby" company was 
foced to close early this season owing 
to the opposition sustained by the film- 
ization of the play. In the minds of 
many this same opposition would be 
felt by "The Idler" when it takes to 
the road as the Fox company pictured 
this play several months ago. 

Although the picture is considered 
old, film men believe it still can be 
sold at a good price if taken in oppo- 
sition to the play. This picture oppo- 
sition would be felt practically only 
on the road as in New York the oppo- 
sition could not be close enough to 
materially affect the show. 



ANITA STEWART UNAIDED. 

Anita Stewart, who has worked at 
the Vitagraph studios under the direc- 
tion of her brother-in-law, Ralph Ince, 
is reported to be about to "go it alone." 
She resents the impression being cre- 
ated that she was always coached "par- 
rotlike," and unable to do anything 
without Ince's assistance. 

Although in receipt of numerous of- 
fers from other film concerns, and de- 
spite the absence of any contract, she 
has elected to remain loyal to the Vita- 
graph Co., and will continue with them. 



CRANE FOR PICTURES. 

George W. Lederer and Edwin J. 
Cohen (the latter acting manager for 
Mr. Crane) have an option on the 
services of William H. Crane for two 
feature pictures, with scenarios based 
on his great legitimate successes. 



(Continued 

■an Lake. 

ORPHEUM 
(Open Baa Mat) 

Status's Circus 

Prank Crumlt 

Singer A Stealer T 

Whipple Huston Go 

Le Hoen A Dnproeoo 

"Love In Suburbs" 

Rosbanara 

PANTAOBB (m) 

"Colonial Deys" 

Crso 

B H Dudley 

Dsnclng Davey 

Leerados 



) 



MAJESTIC (inter) 
Orplagtoa S 
Bessie Browning 
Harry Beresford Co 
Willie Weston 
Red Heads 
San Tuool 8 

Sae Dletra, 
PANTAOBB (m) 
4 Casters 
"Girls Golden 
Knox Wilson 
Harry LaToy 
Jarvla A Hsrrlson 



ORPHEUM 
Bessie Clayton Co 
Msng A Snyder 
Billy MeDermett 
Msjor M Rhoads 
Prank Pogarty 
Cantor A Los 
Brandon Hurst Co 
PANTAOBB (m) 
Havsmann's Animals 
Lewis Belmont A L 
Roberts 8tusrt A R 
Raj Lswrenos 
Heuman Trio 
EMPRESS (soAabs) 
Prank Bblelds 
Holland A Dale 
Hearn A Butter 
"Enchanted Forest" 
Tom A 8Uetn Moore 
Preehand Bros 
Tylsr St Clslr 8 



EMPIRE (wva) 
Ruth Pago 
"I Died" 

Taylor A Howard 
Mabel Fonda 8 
2d halt 
Clark Sisters 
Joe Bsnnlster Co 
Don Taylor 
Ethel May 



BIJOU (ubo) 

(Jacksonville split) 

1st hslf 

Olbson A De Mott 

Kajlyama 

Harry Webb 

Bronte A Aldwell 

"Big Jim" 

Seheverfady. N. T. 
PROCTOR'S 

Bragger Bros 

Stanley A Lambert 

Rawls A V Kaufman 

Helene Davis 

"Everybody" 

Frsnk Mullane 

Toung A April 
2d half 

Nelusco A Hurley 

Shadow Ford 8 

Mufilcal Monarchs 

Klmberly A Arnold 

"On a Veranda" 

Marie Russell 

Rose Troupe 

Sewaataa. Pa. 

POLI'S (ubo) 

( Wilkes- Bsrre split) 

1st hslf 

Cunningham A Marlon 

Cotter A Bouldln 

McDevltt Kelly A L 

Bernevlcl Bros 

Be Ho (Tray Co 

(One to flin 

Seattle. 
ORPHEUM 

"P P of W 8q" 

McConnsck A Wallace 

Dorothy Jsrdon 

Shsrp A Tuerk 

Jas H Cullen 

8am Barton 

Mlrano Bros 
PANTAOE8 

"Dairy Maids" 

Mystic Bird 

Ystes A Wheeler 

Wright A Davis 

Artnlnto A Bros 
EMPRESS (scAabc) 

Argo A Dullts 

Karml 

Kerr A Davenport 

Belle Tsle Co 

Mr A Mrs M Murphy 

Bob Wsrren 

McGoods A Tste 



(m) 



MAJESTIC (Inter) 
Levola 

Dunn A Dean 
Senator Murphy 
Falls 

2d half 
Hennsny's Pets 
Brenner A Allen 
Gertrude Vsn Dyeke 
Corr Amore A Coir 



D. 

) 



from page 88.) 

Mams ON*. 

ORPHEUM (w 
Bella Italia Tr 
Wen Morrow Co 
Friend A Downing 
Blrey Sisters 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Gordon Eldlid Co 
Fay Coleys A Fay 
Root Everest 
(Two to 811) 

Sloan Falls* B. 

ORPHEUM (wva. 
Bysm Torke A Fays 
Billy Barron 
Prince A Dearie 
5 Foolish Fellows 

2d half 
Hayes A Wyna 
JAG Omer 
Orahsm A Randall 
Melnotto La Nolo Tr 

Sewth Bend. lava, 

ORPHEUM (wva) 
Juggling Delists 
Wilton Sinters 
Burke A Burke 
Crelghton Belmont A C 
"Maid of Movies" 

2d half 
"Junior Follies** 
Saakaae. 

PANTAOBB (of) 



•Bachelor'* 

hearts" 
Will Ward Olrls 
Msldle De Long 
Burns A Klssen 
Cavannn Duo 

gertajrteld. ID. 

MAJESTIC (wva) 
Bell A Eva 
Colonial Maids 
Dunbar A Turner 
Hilling's Seals 
(Ons to 811) 

2d half 
Boothby A Everd 
Harry Holmaa Co 
Dorothy Herman 
Frank Stafford 
Bottomley Troupe 



PALACE (ubo) 
Alvln A Kenny 
Allyn A Frances 
Lester Trio 
Sterling Singers 
Lander Bros 
"Midnight Follies" 

2d half 
Karlton A Clifford 
Flox A N Waltsra 
Blottl 

"Abe of the Army" 
Ksne A Herman 
Geo Brown CO 



JEFFERSON (wva) 
Weber Girls 
OAK King 
Princess Indlta 
2d half 
Spragns A McNeece 
Sullivan A Myers 
Rsschstta A Sylvester 



SprinwfleM. O. 

SUN (sun) 
Hying Lordom 
U Inter A Palmer 
De Rossis Models 
Pauline Saxon 
Ned Norton Olrla 

2d half 
"Dress Rehearsal" 

Buperi**, Win. 

PBOPLEn (wVa) 

3 Shannons 
Milt Wood 
Tom Davles Co 

2d hslf 
8eabury A Price 
The Georgettya 
(One to fill) 
MrracaMt If. T. 
TEMPLE 
Mabel Ford A Co 
Delro 

Jean Tyson Co 
John Clarkson Co 

4 Comedy Harmonists 
Sylphlde 81s 

2d half 
Ollle Young A April 
Stanley A Lambert 
Frank Mullane 
"Everybody" 
(Two to nil) 

CRESCENT (ubo) 
Harry Watklns 
Foy A Lynton 
Meredith A 8nooser 
3 Bennett 81s 
Evelyn A Daly 
Dave Roth 
Rboda A Crampton 
Challies A Lambert 
8orettl A Antoinette 



PANT AGES (m) 
"Office Olrls" 
Rucker A Winifred 
Gallagher A Carl In 
Bert Wlggln Co 
Keegan A Ellsworth 
TVrre> filiate, lad. 
HTPPODROMB (wvs) 
Trevltt's Doge 
Leroy A Mabel Hartt 
Great Lester 
"The Debutantes" 
Dekoe Troupe 



2d half 
Gardner Trio 
Clinton A Rooney 
"Lingerie Shop" 
Chief Ca upol tca n ' 
Poraeh A Rasssll 



O. 

KEITH'S (ubo) 
Gaston A Palmar 
Grace Fisher 
MUton A Do Lang Sis 
John B Hymen Co 
Kolb A Heriend 
7 Honor Boys 
Chaa Howard Co 
NUarea 

PALACE (sua) 
"Earl A Olrls" 
Four Valdarea 
(Two to 811) 

2d half 
Montana Olrls 
Howards Olrls 
(Two to 811) _ 

NOVELTY (inter) 

BAB Adair 

Mason A Murray 

Dudley Trio 

(Two to 811) 

2d half 

Amoroa A Mulvey 

Hawley A Hawley 

Musical Germans 

Arthur Rlghy 
2 - 



SHEA'S (Ubo) 
John Le Clnlre 
Demareat A Oollstte 
Sterling Highlanders 
Knight A Bawtelle 
Wood. Melville A P 
Great Leroy Co 

TONOB BT (loew) 
"Master Move" 
Alexander A Scott 
Christy, Kennedy A F 
"The Bandit" 
Harry Breen 
The Oaacoynes 
(Ons to 811) 
Trew. If. Y. 
PROCTOR'S 
Shsdow Ford 8 
Nelusco A Hurley 
Palham Lynton 
Grace Bdmond Co 
Musical Monarcha 
"On n Veranda" 
Marls Russell 
Ross Troupe 

2d hnlf 
Falls A Falls 
Jesn Moore 
John Clarkson 
Jean Tyson 
Mabel Ford Co 
Wsrren A Templeton 
Copeland Draper Co 
"Limousine Romance" 



BMPRE88 (Inter) 

Ousmannl Trio 

Rouble Slmms 

Largsy A Snee 

Santos A Hayes 

Dan Sherman Circus 
2d half 

Noodles A Fsgsn 

Blsls Fny 8 

Kremkn Bros 

(Two to 811) 
Vaaeaave*. B. C 
PANTAOE8 (m) 

Carmsn's Minstrels 

Andy Lewis Co 

Orsce Csmeron 

Bett's Sesls 

Ruth A Kitty Henry 

Victoria. B. C. 

PANTAOBB (m) 
Imperlsl Troupe 
G Elmore A Molds 
Frank Bush 
Leroy Paul 
Grace McGormnck 
Walla Walla, Wash. 

LIBERTY (wva) 
Btroud Trio 
Vlctorsen A Forrest 
Dsy A Brown 
Le Clair A Sampson 

2d hslf 
Harrington A Florence 
Westman Fsmlly 
Dlok Ferguson 
Thomss Trio 

Waahlaajteau 

KEITH'S (ubo) 
Lucy Gillette 
Daniels A Conrad 
4 Meyskos 
Mssoonl Bros 
Mrs Langtry Co 
Norton A Lee 
Jullsn Rose 
Old Homestead 8 



POLI'S .(ubo) 
Ula 

Silver A Duval 
Force A Williams 
"Abe of the Army" 
"Man Off Ice Wagon" 
Toung Sing Tr 
2d half 
Alvln A Kenny 
Amy Lesser 
F Nordstrom Co 
Sterling Singers 
All Rsjsh Co 
"Midnight Follies" 



Taa AByatna 

Tun Chin Troupe 
Wilson A Wilson 

2d hall 

Bmha A Alton 

Stone A Mayes 

(Throe to All) 

Watertewa. 8. D. 

METRO (wva) 
JAG Omera 
Melnotto LoNole Tr 

2d half 
Grace De Winters 
8 Foolish Fellows 

WBaatlaw, W. Va. 

VICTORIA (sun) 
Fred A Mae Waddell 
Castle Players 
8mlth A Glenn 
Footllght Girls 
(One to BID 

2d half 
Napoll Duo 
Mellas A De Paula 
Howard's Pears 
(Two to 811) 

WlehJta. 

PHliNCIfittU . 
Noodles A Pagan 
Blsls Fsy 8 
Harry Jolaon 
Kremka Bros 

2d halt 
Chas Fat A Mabel 
Bdyth A Eddie Adair 
Mtiaon A Murray 
Dudley Trio 
(One to All) 



POLI'S (ubo) 
fSoranton split) 
1st halt 
Mareno Slaters 
Walters A Walters 
Holmes A Holllstsr 
Froalnl 

Conroy's Models 
(One to 811) 



. . — . SSSftt Pa. 

FAMILY (ubo) 
Jack A Kittle DeMaco 
Harry Rose 
William Robyns Co 
Chung Wha 4 
(One to 811) 

2d halt 
Zylo Maids 
4 Haley Sisters 
"Olrl from Kokomo" 
Baby Helen 
Bennett Sisters 



OKPHUUM 
Dugan A Raymond 
Umberto A Saochettl 
Dupree A Duproo 
Julia Ring Co 
Hallen A Fuller 
Bankoff A Girlie 
(too Demerol Co 

PANTAOBB (m) 
8 Harmony Students 
Byal A Early 
Little Lord Roberts 
Nsn Orag 
Rials 

STRAND (wva) 
Mr A Mrs J MoGreevey 
Morgan A Stewart 
5 Romeraa 
Al Weston 

Worcester. Maaa. 

POLI'S (ubo) 
P George 

Blgelow Campbell A R 
F Nordstrom Co 
Juliet Dlks 
"New Producer" 
(One to 811) 

2d hslf 
"Princeton Olrls" 
Ruby Csvello Co 
Allyn A Frances 
Geo Fisher Co 
(One to fill) 

PLAZA (ubo) 
Two Kerns 
Amy Leaser 
All Rajah Co 
(One to 811) 

Yewkcra, N. Y. 

PROCTOR'S 
2 Carltons 
Edns Showalter 
Valentine Vox 
Melody 3 
Baraban A Crohn 
Hartley A Pecan 
"Woman Proposes" 

2d hslf 
Lynch A Zeller 
F A A Astslr 
Edmonds A Fsrrsll 
Will Armstrong Co 
Kstherlne McConnell 
"Bank's H Million" 
Antrim A Vnlo 
Normsn Bros 



MAJE8TIC (wva) 
Svsngsll 
"Sorority Girls" 



OP HOUSE (ubo) 
2d hslf 
Word Sisters 
George Yeoman 8 
"Which Shall I Marry' 
Lucaa A Lucille 
Millard Bros 

Tes a gste w a, e. 
HIPP (ubo) 
McRae A Clegg 
Burns A Lynn 
White Hussars 
Elsie Williams Co 
Chas Kellogg 
Hunting A Prancls 
Four Londons 



VARIETY 



rcrzz 



1916 



CROP OF SONG HITS 



1916 



"UNDERNEATH 
THE STARS" 




REFRAIN 

Andante moderato 
/tn /?\ /?\ 




Hire's a "bit" of it 



Jack o' Lantern in the li-lac tree 

By FLETA JAN BROWN and HE RBERT SPENCER. Song — d Fo« Trot — popu lar aa the (umm -HIAWATHA" 

Refrain. Here'* a "bit" of it 



p J~7t j^ 

"Mbl - ly dear, 




it's you Im 



"MOLLY DEAR, 
IT'S YOU I'M AFTER" 



By FRANK WOOD mat HENRY E. FETHER Tfc» "CM from Utofc" —*t Mt mm ma* by vnff in flaw m vaudavill* 

Here', a "bit" of it REFRAIN 



"IVIEIN/IORI 

Br GUS KAHN and EGBERT V 
Another "Cardan of Roses'* Song-Just aa good aa 

-4 





99 



By GUS KAHN and EGBERT VAN ALSTYNE . MW ^ 

"DREAMING" 




Mem • o • nes» 






N 



CH0BTJ8 










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If 



By ED ROSE and ABE OLMAN. Tha Chicago Ssag Hlt-A Woaderful Doafc l s Sea* 



Here's a "bit" of it 




Soon-er or la* - er, 



"J I 1 I I 1 B I' I' |i 

* Your heart will cry I want you 



"SWEETEST GIRL IN MONTEREY 



ff 



Hero'* a 



CHORUS 



A "Fatah* 



By AL BRYAN and HERMAN PALEY 
ef a Ballad-Tha hast mimbar la tha Son* 



v " \j ■ }. ri i h I y 'i jj ' 



Shels the sweet- est jjlrl in Mon-te-rey, 



"LOADING UP THE MANDY LEE 



ff 



Part of the Chorus 




Gome od down,— come oo down,- OoinMo be s ju • hi- iee in Nat 

By STANLEY MURPHY and H ENRY MARSHALL. Everybody's looking far a fas t Song -This Is a groat now oaa 

"SAVE YOUR KISSES TILL THE BOYS 

COME HOME" 



TWO DISTINCT NOVELTY SONGS 
Here Are Two Song* the Kind the Audiences Want to Hear 

STANLEY MORPHY as* HENIY MARSHALL'S Lttsit 



"NO ONE BUT YOUR DEAR OLD DAD" 



ALFIED BRYAN. 1st bey who orata "I OI.it RalM My ley to Be a SeleJer." ks» elm ■• ■ Saffrsfttta mkmi 

"SHE'S GOOD ENOUGH TO BE YOUR BABY'S 
MOTHER AND SHE'S GOOD ENOUGH 

TO VOTE WITH YOU" 



Mule ky N. PALEY 



"LOVE COMES A-STEALING" 



By 608 KAHN aes EGBERT VAN ALSTYNE 

A High Clm Walti Seat— A Treat fer Claaital Slssan 



By MELLOB, SIFFSBD ate BBBFREV 

A tea Eaallak Seas— Wrlttea ky Easlsar* tftraa kerf Senj Writer* A Tystesl Stekratto Seat 

"IN THE VALLEY OF THE NILE" 

By DAN BADFBBD as* BICNABO WHITINB 
A New Base ky tka writer* 1 "TOLIP TIME IN H OLLAND"— Ifi s Carter! 

INSTRUMENTAL NUMBERS 

"THE KANGAROO HOP" 

A Crest FeiTraLByllELVILLI MtRRIS 

"TINKLE BELL" 

A New aa* Wessarfal Walti. ky E. M. BtSNEB 

"UNDERNEATH THE STARS" 

Tka "CASTLES" aa. tka "DOLLYS" Wessarfal Fan Trst By HUBERT SPENCER 



J 




ROME M 





MIOK & OO 



J. ft REMICK, PRES. 

NEW YORK 
Hi W. eJTH ST. 



DETROIT 
IS7 W. rORT ST. 



MOSE GUMBLE, Mgr. Professional Dept. 



CHICAGO 
MAJESTIC THEATRE BDLG. 



BOSTON 
TREM 



ONTST. 



F. E. BELCHER. SECY. 

SAN FRANCISCO 
DBS MARKET ST. 



36 



VAJUITY 



The Rock Island settled out of court with 
tbe Holland-Dockerlll act for damages received 
In a yard collision during the holidays. 



A. E. Whltbeck, formerly manager of tha 
Detroit Hippodrome, bas gone to Buffalo to 
promote a new Hippodrome In the latter city. 



Tbe Pollard Opera Company management, 
E. F. CbeBter, bas everything set on the As- 
sociation's tabloid books to start March 10. 



Tim Keebler, local traveling representative 
of tbe U. B. O., departs tbe last of this week 
on a Bcoutlng expedition through Indiana. 



Frederick Warde, with Booth 40 years ago, 
was in Chicago laat week. Tbe veteran actor 
la now on a Shakespearian lecture tour of tha 
west. 



Packsy MacFarland ezpecta to pick soma 
stray Iron men to add to his present bank 
collection with bis Biz-Day Blko Race which 
be started Feb. 2 at the Coliseum. 



Carl McVitty (Oaakell A MeVltty) la ex- 
pected to return from his Central Amarloa 
trip Feb. lu. 

Abe Cohen bas acquired poaaeaslon of the 
LeOrand theatre and may play vaudeville 
there before tbe season's over. 



Word's paaaed that James Bowman (Bow- 
man Brothers), Is no longer single. Brother 
BUI became a benedict some time ago. 



Walsh, Kennedy and Faulkner have can- 
celled their W. V. M. A. route and returned 
to New York. 



Lew Shean's new tab la to ho christened 
"Tbe Millionaire." and It started a two week'a 
preliminary trip at Michigan City Jan. 80. 



Eslaph and Payne comprise a new "man and 
woman" musical act that will ahortly aaake Its 

vaudeville bow. 



John Reed, now managing tha Chicago, waa 
once the boas of the "Hands Up" troupe. 



Captain A. C. Anson la getting a route for 
his new act in which he's aaaisted by his two 
daughters. 



It's reported "Little Miss Mix-Up" la tha 
property of James Calvin, daddy of Johnny 
Oalvln. 



Vera Burt, formerly with "Little Mlas 
U. S. A.," baa returned to Now York. 



Frank Clark's back on the Rlalto from his 
eastern trip. 



James Craldone la managing tha Majestic, 
Kankakee, booked by the W. V. M. A. 



AHEARN 



AHEARN 



AUTOMOBILES 

HIGH CLASS REBUILT 
USED CARS 

THE SCRIPPS - BOOTH 

tho handsomest roaelstor on the 
market. 



Let me give you a free demonstration hi 
of these care. 

Also the following used rebuilt cars:— 

LOZIER (7-passenger) f7M 

SCRIPPS-BOOTH (Roadster) cs* 

VIXEN (Special Racer) «• 

VANDERBILT CUP RACER <li0-h.p.) 7Se 

HUPMOBILE (Touring) 7M 

SCRIPPS-BOOTH (Coupe) Mt 

FORD (Roadster— New) IS 

SIMPLEX (S-passcagor-tt HJ\) 7ft 

CADILLAC (7-passenger) 7M 

STUTZ (f-cyUnder— Roadatar) TSt 

YOUR CAR SOLD OR TAKEN IN TRADE 

(When you want to get a car that Is a 
Car, and not junk— see me.) 

CHARLIE AHEARN 

Princeton Hotel, 116 W 45th St 
New York City 



CHICAGO 



VARIETY'S CHICAGO OFFICE, Maj«tk Tke*tre BMf . 



Mark Vance, in charge 



s 



J 



W. A. Jobnaon, manager of tho Qrand 
(South State) waa reported too ill for duty 
Jan. 80. 

Mr. and Mrs. MacDougall severed connec- 
tions with the "Five Serenadlera" 8aturday 
algbt. They left Monday for Loo Angeles, 

Florence Btone, long a favorite In stock 
roles, Minneapolis, Is again heading the Bain- 
bridge Players In that city. 

Luclen Muratora left Chicago last Saturday. 



The auto ahow cloaed Saturday night. Fi- 
nancially, socially and otherwise It waa a gi- 
gantic success. 



Fred Coemaa, manager. Crystal. Saint 
Joseph, la trying to make conneotlona with 
some of the tabs now playing this section. 



Frank Mathlaa, George Salisbury. Fred 
Monley and W. J. Baxter wore engaged laat 



CORRESPONDENCE 

Ike) fpJtawawg 




S 



SB 



! 



He has not re-signed with the Chicago Opera 
Co. for next year. 



week by Rowland A Clifford for their new 
roadster, "Seres Keys to Baidpate." Tho 



When "The Merry Rounders" opened at the 
Columbia Mae Latham, prima donna, waa 
missing from the cast. 

Broomstick Blllott appeared "alngle" at tho 
Star last Friday night when hla partner, Mlaa 
Opal, became HI. 



Walter Irons, a summer Ixture with tho 
Hagenbeck-Wallace shows, la picking up some 
winter coin by promoting an Independent 
burlesque troupe styled "Champagne Bailee." 
Hazel Weeton le the featured player among 
the 25 people carried. 



L WOLFE GILBERT 



WILL BE 



IN CHICAGO FOR ONE WEEK 

commencing MONDAY, FEBRUARY 7th, either at the 

SHERMAN HOUSE OR STERN'S CHICAGO OFFICE, 

145 N. Clark Street 



BOWERS, WALTERS and CROOKER 

In "ROBINSON CRUSOE, JR." 
D. m *~. MESSRS. SHUBERT 



ALL MATERIAL BOUGHT AND PAID FOR 

Our Author, JNO. P. MULGREW 
Our Agent, MAX GORDON 

COLE, RUSSELL and DAVIS 



$12 weVk ROOM & BATH FOR 2 



f Mfatutes from all the Thee 



$15 &"k SUITES nr»a% FOR 2 



Light, Airy, wish all Meter* Metal li 



REISERWEKR'S HOTEL "•""«""• 



COLUMIUS CIRCLE, N. Y. 



The Chicago Elks gave a Mardl Oras 
affair Saturday night at their temporary club 
quarters in the Grand Paotflo HoteL Prises 
were awarded to the host costumes. 



Owney Fred Sweet, the Chicago Tribune 
special writer, haa hla first Association date 
booked for next week, the Wilson Avenue hill- 
ing him for the first three days. 



Christmas Jewelry la etlll being advertised 
on one of the curtain ads. at the Star. This 
drop also carries a Una that 20,000 people read 
the ad. curtain every week. 



Mr U and « Mn - '"u^ *• P- Oasxolo. Mr. 
V&. M J"\ 0eolP «« 0*«» *nd Mr. and sirs. Ed. 

Clifford leave shortly for a sightseeing trio 
to South America. 



Irene Warfleld sued John Simon for di- 
vorcee, charging cruelty. 8he got It Simon 
pays no alimony, lrene'a gone to work with 
the Chas. K. Harris film company. 



Stinnett it Brown, who formerly operated 
the Majestic, Houston, a few years ago, play- 
ing Interstate vaudeville, have a new vaude- 
ville theater In Dallas, 



Fred Miller has resigned the management 
of the western "When Dreams Come True." 
John E. Coutta Is looking after the company 
personally. 



No sooner did Bat Nelson receive publicity 

on hie divorce prellmlnarlea than ho waa 

booked Into the Star tho first half of this 
week. 



Leila Shaw haa a new act In rehearsal. Her 
Bupport Includes Harry Manners and Allen 
Lleber. Sketch's premiere act for Feb. 14. 
McVlcker'a. 



Frauleln Mayer, who waa Mary Magdalene 
in the 1U10 "Passion Play." U In Chicago on 
a lecture visit. She Is back from the little 
German town of Oberammergau. 



Anna Thornton (in private life Mrs. Joe~ 
Oalvln) Joined her husband in Chicago last 
week, having left Frledlander'a tab. "The Four 
Husbands." 



The Shlpp A Feltus Show, numbering 38 
people, leavea Springfield, 111., Feb. 0, for New 
Orleans where the circus sets sail the 9th 
for South America. 



There's some talk that the old Inter Ocean 
building, now vacant, la going to house a new 
theatre before next season. They build 'em 
here overnight, ao one can't tell. 



D. L. Schwartx, who operates the Windsor. 
Mllda and Erie theatres here, haa taken out 
burglary Insurance for the throe houaea. It's 
costing him ten dollars a year. 



Supporting Earl S. Dewey and Mabel Rog- 
ers In "Around the Town" (tab.) are Mollis 
Morrison, Bruce Richardeon, Ben and Lee 
Milton, Harry C. Miller. Fred Nuhlman, 
Thomas Keller, each having a speaking part 



Ed. Dutton, formerly with tho W. B. Fried- 
lander shows, who owns a bungalow In May- 
wood, recently won first and fourth prisea 
with his entries In the Melroae Park poultry 
show. 



Heading Jack Patton's new act, "The Golfing 
Girls," Is Doc Dell. Bachus and Nan Love. 
Patton's "The Cannibal Maids," featuring Ous 
Elmore, haa opened a tour of tho Pantages 
time. 



B. D. Berg. New York, has a new act en- 
titled 'Maids of the Movies," which open on 
tbe U. B. O. time at South Bend Feb. 7. Berg 
has several other acts he proposes to send 
west. 



Reports reaching Jim Wlngfleld'a sanctum 
from the "Daddy Longlegs" show, now play- 
ing Wisconsin. Is that the show is away ahead 
on the season and doing big bualneaa on Its 
western stands. 



Max Halperin, for some time attached to 
the W. B. Frledlander office staff, haa re- 
signed. He leaves this week for South 
America where he goes in the Interests of 
the Nichols A Finn advertising agency. 



The auto exposition broke all previous rec- 
ords for attendance and the crowd that at- 
tended the 16th annual expo is estimated at 
200,000. It's also estimated the visitors spent 
between $3,000,000 and $5,000,000, which is 
not taking in the money spent for new cars. 



Gaskell A McVltty's "Trail of the Lonesome 
Pine" show was booked to play a Saturday 
night date (Jan. 22) In a Wisconsin town, but 
the flood forced It to call the performance off. 
Another quick stand was made by the troupe. 

May Brown, actress, address given as 1137 
Washington boulevard, reported to the Chi- 
cago police Tuesday that a wolf belonging to 
her act had escaped and was headed for the 
Loop. 



VARIETY 



37 



NOTICE 



SOMETHING FOR NOTHING 



NOTICE 



The wire walker hat decided to allow his competitors the privilege of using the following tricks: 
The PIROUETTES, FLIP FLOPS and the TWO BACK SOMERSAULTS that he does in succession upon the slack wire measuring 40 

feet long and 15 feet high. 

ESE TRICKS ARE NOT CORYRI 

NOW IS HIS 8TH CONSECUTIVE WEEK ON THE LOEW CIRCUIT 

Re-engaged for the RINGLING BROS. CIRCUS. Season 1916 

After Ml J ARES, the world's greatest wire walker 



■how went Into rehearsal Jan. 27 and opens 
Feb. 13. 



Alexander DUoupoupe, appearing In the 
West as The Greek Card King, was pinched 
last week when a restaurant keeper. Ayash 
Shammah, charged him with using his stage 
craft In winning at cards, Sbammab losing all 
his money. 

Maurice Rose (Rose * Curtis) Is staying 
over here another week. He has arranged to 
handle all of the Dwlght Pepple and alenlo 
Moors attractions In eastern territory. He 
also arranged for Dorothy Herman to open In 
New York early In April. 

The "No. 2" company of Potash * Perl- 
mutter" has been routed up to May 81 by 
James Wingfleld In conjunction with the A. H. 
Woods' offices until May 81. It's doing big 
business through this territory at present. Ed. 
MacDowell Is connected with the show's official 
staff. * 



Some of the tabs now plsylng Association 
time are not only making changes In ths prin- 
cipal lineup but several are making other 
noticeable changes for the better. Among 
those making divers changes and also adding 
to Its equipment is "This Way Ladles." 

Tom Wise, who dosed here with "Ths Song 
of Songs," which was shelved after Its failure 
to draw at Powers', will appear In the vau- 
deville version of the Edward Sheldon play 
when It Is produced In New York In Feb- 
ruary. 

Thomas T. Hoyne, the Chicago playwright, 
who recently gave "In Cold Type" to the 
stage. It having Its premiere In New York 
state, has been taken off temporarily to per- 
mit Hoyne to make some alterations which he 
hss deemed necessary before bringing the 
piece Into Chicago. 

Ben J. Fuller had good company when be 
left Chicago this week, George, Bowie's, who's 



MR. GENE HUGHES 




BEGS TO ANNOUNCE 

THE RETURN TO VAUDEVILLE 

OF 




MR. WILLIAM HALLIGAN 




AND 




MISS DAMA SYKES 




LATE FEATURES WITH 
MR. CHARLES DILLINGHAM'S 


•- 


"WATCH YOUR STEP" 





been managing ths "Birth of a Nation" at ths 
Colon isl, accompanying him to ths Coast, 
where they both sail Feb. 8 on the 8. S. 
Sierra. Bowles goes to the Antipodes to ex- 
hibit the 'Nation" and other Griffith films. 

Just before Fred W. Schsefer departed for 
Hot Springe he was tendered a delightful sur- 
prise at his Winona Avenue borne, the affair 
being engineered by Dr. Robert Smith and 
Mrs. Schaefer. The friends gave Bchaefer a 
call and among the features wss a vaudeville 
show which had cabaret entertainers la ths 
majority. 



8oms time In February Robert Emmett 
Keans expects the Court to tell the Sbuberts 
et al. concerned In the operation of "Within 
the Loop" to pay him $100, ths balance Keans 
alleges is due for the half week cut mads on 
his salary during Christmas week. Ths ease 
Is now on ths calendar. 



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The days of ths wild territorial legitimate 
engagementa were vividly recalled ths night 
of Jan. 22 when Irons' "Champagne Bellss" 
ran amuck of ths mlddlswsst floods and had to 
use candles for footlights during Its per- 
formance at Zimmerman Opera House. La 
Balls. 111. 

Ths flood resulted In ths town being with- 
out lights, heat snd wstsr, but having a sals 
and being In town the company decided to 
ahow anyway. Presto tanks were obtained 
and candies inserted ala footllght fashion and 
these augmented by auto headlights enabled 
the performance to proceed. Irons reported 
good business and the most novel stags per- 
formance that he had ever sssn. 

Frank D. Doyle Is taking unto himself ths 
credit for bringing Nellye de Onsonne (Nell 
of the Cabarets), who figured as ths girl In 
ths recent Updike hurrsh, Into vsudevtlle. 
Doyle proposes to get her other Chicago 
ings besides the McVlcker's date. 



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MORRIS 

Philadelphia "N.rth Am.rican "-Jan. 2$. If U 
The bill at Keith's this week is decidedly a double-header. Taaguay 
deservedly is a great attraction, but the initial appearance in vaude- 
ville by William Morris in a comedy entitled "Mrs. Temple's Telegram," 
was in itself a notable event. The playlet is delightfully staged, and 
no better prescription for the bines was ever written. It was replete 
with situations that kept the house in a continuous uproar of laughter. 
It wss written by Mr. Morris, and he was supported by a cast of 
gifted artists. 



cago nyer) wuvu It was derailed east of Kan- 
sas City wuu tue wugiuwar allied and six 
cnlcagoans injuieu. i<«ny and wiiueiwl lost 
tfleir wwk at Uie aiuiprwas, cnlca*o. and iw- 
nieulateiy placed a uiaiia against me rallorad 
tor tn« postponement. 

The Jake Sternad Theatrical Enterprises. 
Inc., tiled articles of incorporation Jan. 2U, 
giving lis capital as k^.ouu anu obtaining 
rignu to operate a booking agency. The la- 
corporators are Aaher J. Uoluiine, Charles J. 
MarUo and Edward W. Weiss. The Sternad 
offices war* formerly operaieu under the UUe 
of the H. 4 K. Amusameat Oe. 



Ralph Kettering has had soma more work 
heapeu on his bussing typewritten He's doing 
the praas booming tor Aaron Jonas' political 
campaign, the latter aspiring for local alder- 
maaio honors from the Sixth Ward. Ads, call- 
ing attention to Jonas' candidacy, are run- 
ning In the Majestic and Palace programs. 



Tabloid bookings precedent waa established 
this weak when nam Thall. routing the tabs 
for the W. V. M. A., penciled In a "repeat 
tour" for "The Four Husbands,'' which proved 
one of the list's moat successful bnxomce win- 
ners this season. The tab Is booked up un- 
til May 17 and starts repeating the time 
March 6, at Rvaasv lUa. 

Sam Thall proved moat aecommodatlng last 
week. Me booked la Milton Schuster and bis 
musical comedy company for eight days, 
starting Feb. ft at Hannibal. Mo. This gives 
Schuster crack at two Saturdays. Ha also 
had Arthur damage's m. a company for a 
full weak at Wauk egan la st week. 

William Lrnch Roberts' now production 
"Making Good," with his wife, Olive Martin, 
featured, following a week of one night stands 
through Illinois, after opening at Woodstock, 

Slaysa Chicago data, Feb. IS. at the Vic- 
irla. Thirteen people are carried. The show 
baa the S-H circuit. 

Joseph Sheehan and his Boston English 
Opera Company complete their bookings in 
the south March 4, and will then trek through 
the central northwest. Colonel Riley's man- 
aging the show and Ed. Beck's ahejhd. The re- 
ports are that the show (anyway lam Thall 
says so) is making money on its southern 
travels. 

AU tabloid shows hereafter applying for 
routes via tha W. V. M. A. and U. B. O. most 
first nil two weeks of 'Ury out" performances 
before given official sanction by tha heads of 
the two booking boards. The latest op ^ap- 
probation of the Association Is "Six Little 
Wives," which Boyla Woolfolk's producing, 
which opens Feb. 18 at Gary. 

Inn Claire came within an ace of being 
left behind when Zlegf eld's "Follies" pulled 
oat of here Saturday night. Miss Claire was 
Indulging In a farewell frolic of dance and 
eats at the Congress Hotel and forgot all 
about train time. A taxi spurt snabled her to 
just catch the train after the management 
had frantically paged her at the Inn. 

If the Court returns a decision In ths 
Blanche Colvln vs. Manager A. J. Kavansugh 
(Grand theatre. Grand Forks, N. D.) In fsvor 
of the complaint Kavansugh will find 10 simi- 
lar cases facing him. Miss Colvln Is one of 
the acts which John Nssh, of the A-B-C, 
booked Into Kavanaugh's Grand Forks, house 
only to And th* theater playing acts routed 
In by the W. V. M. A. Miss Colvln Is de- 
manding a hslf-week's salary. 

The Joe Wood tab. "Junior Follies of 
1MB," booked for the Clinton and Mollne 
houses which closed suddenly when Msnager 
Harry Sodlnl left for parts only known to 
Sodlnl. leaving his houses to get slong as 
best they could. Jumped Into Chicago from 
Galesburg, 111., the last of the past week, end 




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Isys off here until Thursday, when It opens at 
the Windsor. If ths tab had remained In 
Galesburg until a little later Sam Thall could 
have fixed up time between Chicago and 
Galesburg for Madison. As It Is the tab loses 
a week's time. 



The press department has moved from the 
eleventh floor to the tenth, taking a part of 
the Allardt offices below the Association floor, 
Mort H. Singer approving the move this week. 
This will enable the newly appointed press 
repressntstlvs of the W. V. M. A., Ned Al- 
vord. and assistants to have more privacy 
and room. On the Association floor between 
the club and tab department and the Sam 
Kahl sanctum Is now located the Ben J. Fuller 
representative, Roy D. Murphy. This office 
of late has In turn been occupied by Kerry 
Meagher and Ned Alverd. 



Plans are afoot to bring about a state of 
affairs wherein all employment offices within 
the State of Illinois will be compelled to use 
uniform contracts. If this becomes reality of 
course the theatrical agents will be affected. 
All. of course, will come under Inspector 
Knight's personal Inspection. Labor bodies of 
the State and especially of Chicago are now 
reported as vitally Interested In the new 
movement and will bend every effort to have 
the uniform contract matter brought to a 
head. 



Chicago, Feb. 3. 
Roy D. Murphy, who's much on the job 
hereabouts in the Interests of the Fuller Aus- 
tralasian Circuit, expected Ben J. Fuller to 
arrive In Chicago seversl days before he did 
and the very date that Fuller was ticketed to 
reach here from New York Murphy and a 



JACK 
HASKELL 

Sailed for London 

on S. S. "New York" Jan. 29 to Produce for 

ALBERT P. DECOURVILLE 



Thanks to FREDERICK McKAY 



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friend went to Englewood by train to meet the 
incoming flyer. Then Murphy went to an- 
other station and met a New York train. Mur- 
phy became alarmed upon wiring to New York 
and finding that Fuller waa not at the hotel 
where he had been stopping. Later, word 
came he would be In Thursday. Mr. Murphy 
felt greatly relieved when the train bearing 
the Australian theatrical man pulled Into the 
station. 

AUDITORIUM (Bernard Ulrica, mgr.).— 
"Spring Fashion Show" opens Feb. 7. Much 
billing ado over opening there of Dlagblleff's 
"Ballet Ruaseo" Feb. 14. 

BLACKSTONB (Edwin Wappler, mgr.).— 
William Gillette closing what's termed suc- 
cessful engagement "The Ohio Lady," new 
K. A B. show, Chicago premiere Feb. 7 (4th 
week). 

COHAN'S GRAND (Harry Ridings, mgr ). 
— Every evidence continued prosperity of 
"Young America" engagement (3d week). 

CHICAGO (John Reed, mgr.).— House dark. 
"Two Is Company" went to storehouse. 

COLONIAL (Norman Field, mgr.).— "The 
Dumb Girl of Porticl" (Anna Pavlowa) film 
opened Sunday night. Good notices. 

COLUMBIA (William Roche, mgr.).— "The 
Merry Rounders." 

CORT (U. J. Hermann, mgr.).— "Hw Ma- 
jesty Bunker Bean" gratifying, big (13th 

WPs-*kt I 

CROWN (Edward Rowland, Jr., mgr.).— "A 
Pair of Sixes." 

ENOL.EWOOD (Louis Quintmsa, mgr.).— 
"The U. 8. Beauties." 

FINE ARTS (J. Cuno. mgr.).— Dark. 

GARRICK (J. J. Oarrlty. mgr.).— "Experi- 
ence" registering profit (Gth week). 

GAIETY (R. C. Schonecker, mgr.). — "The 
CrsckerJacks " 

' HAYMARKET (Art H. Moeller, mgr.).— 
"The Big Sensation" Co. 

ILLINOIS (Augustus Pltou. mgr.).— "Chin 
Chin" (Montgomery and Stone) opened to 
capacity Monday night. Zlegfeld's "Follies" 
closed nine weeks' engagement Saturday. 

IMPERIAL (William Spink, mgr.).— "Me, 
Him and I." 

LASALLE (Harry Earl, mgr.). — Inaugu- 
rated daily exhibition of features Sunday. 

LITTLE (Elma Pease, mgr.). — Comedies by 
Little Theatre Co. 

NATIONAL (J. T. Barrett, mgr.).— "At the 
Old Crossroads." 

OLYMPIC (George L. Warren, mgr.). — 
"Potash 4 Perlmutter" opened two weeks' en- 
gagement Sunday night. 

P0WER8' (Harry Powers, mgr.). — Dsvld 
Warfleld In "Van der Docken" to big busi- 
ness (2d week). 

PRINCESS (Sam Oerson, mgr.).— "A Talr 
of 811k Stockings" to topnotch business; 
show's boxofflce strength surprise of season 
(4th week). 

STAR a GARTER (Charles Waltera. mgr.). 
—"The Globe Trotters." 

STRAND (Eugene Qulgley, mgr.). — Feature 
films. 

8TUDEBAKER (Louie Jones, mgr.).— Tri- 
angle films. 

VICTORIA (John Borncro, mgr.).— "Dam- 
aged Ooods." 

ZIEOFELD (Alfred Hamburger, mgr.). — 
Feature photoplays. 

WINDSOR ( D. L. Swartx. mgr. ; agent, W. V. 
M. A.). — Business pretty good last half. Sbow 
appeared to please everybody. Hardeen head- 
lined. Act about the same used by Hardeen 
for many seasons. Show opened with a neat, 
effective display of "models In has relief" by 
the Westons. Dorothy Herman was a corking 
hit This clever entertainer has looks, ward- 
robe, personality and a routine of numbers 
that displayed her versatility to good advan- 
tage st the Windsor. Few "single women" 
have duplicated Miss Herman's success st this 
house. Colonel Pattee and his Old Soldier 
Fiddlers fiddled the old tunes and stirred 'em 
with Old Glory. The act has fife and drums and 
the martial music helps the patriotic by-play. 
The Colonel now stops talking and fiddling 
long enough to sing a solo. Green and Parker 



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"BACK TO WHERE THEY BELONG" 

B "■ K W$& c <Ko w VORK Direction, THOMAS FITZPATRICK 



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Out of all the songs of a certain character that were 
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McVlCKERS (J. O. Rurch, mgr. ; agent, 
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laugh was caused by a moving picture. Mc- 
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than their money's worth and last week's 
show was a hard one to follow anyway. The 
J-L-S offices executed a flank movement In 
booking In Triangle comedies at McVlcker's for 
those Ford Sterling comicalities before the 
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ilthough it was close to capacity at 1 p. m. 
although Nellye's of Spanish descent she was 
tot decked out In wild Indian fashion, with a 
mcketful of rouge and paint all over her 
eatures. Nellye was plainly dressed In a 
luffy-whlte outfit from head to foot and she 
nade her dehut modestly and without osten- 
atlon. Qene Green's piano player was there 
o help her out. Miss Onsonne did well, far 
tetter than many opined she would do under 
he circumstances. Her voice Isn't of won- 
lerful range hut It Is of the sweet and plaln- 
Ive tones that please. The applause was not 



sufficient to Induce Nellye to come back and 
give the "pluggers" a chance. Opening the 
show were the Four Ishlkawa Japs, who per- 
formed Bome neat balancing stunts. Art needs 
more speed and less circus stalling. Vio and 
Lynn wore milts alike and fiddled awa^y for 
dear life, winning a little applause at first 
but nothing like that which rame their way 
with their closing numbers. These men were 
on Just ahead of Miss de Onsonne, who work- 
ed about 13 minutes. Ann Eva Fay worked 
two relnys. Hor first stretch was done within 
the cabinet where with tied hand and foot she 
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silt In the curtained Interior. After tho Sellg- 
Trlbune picture Weston and Leon's card was 
displayed, bu tho act showing was Clayton 
and Lennle. Two men appeared, one aPectlng 
the slow-thlnklng. haw-hawlng Englishman 
and the other doing an "amusing straight." 
While they sang "Green (Trass Orew All 
Around," 'twas the way they did It thst made 
a hit at McVlcker's. Act acored all the way. 
Mrs. Fay appeared and answered questions 
In her usual "mind rending" fnahlon. Then 
Harry and Etta Conley did n singing and 
talking Rube turn which was applauded. 
Conley's yodel Ing went very big. The Key- 
stone picture was flsshed again and then Rosle 
Lloyd appeared after 2 o'clock. Flo Irwin 
and Co., billed to appear, cancelled, owing to 
sickness In the company. The Fire Martel- 
las. cyclists, cloned tbe show. 

MAJESTIC (Fred Eberts, mgr. ; agent, Or- 
pheum). — Singing and dancing torpedoed the 
Majestic show Monday afternoon. First one act 
and then another ssng or danced and the hill 
wan so topheavy with those fsmllsr phases of 
vaudeville life that the equilibrium of the 
Majestlc's entertainment never once main- 
tained an even bnlsnce. Six out of the nine 
turns offered either ssang or dsnrrd. One 
couldn't dodge it any way be turned, but as 
some of the singers and dancers were old 
variety favorites the deluge of this song-snd- 
danre thing didn't appear so damaging. "The 
Children of the Dudha" opened the show. 




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Dexterous young 
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Direction 
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Imperial Booking Agency 

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The pair aang several solos and duets and 
with the folks coming In they never had a 
chance to be beard. As they are not vocal- 
ists with the foghorn prowess It's readily sur- 
mised the almond-eyed entertainers were 
handicapped. Then along with this was a 
cold which affected the girl's work. The 
dancing brought them quick returns and saved 
'em from falling from grace. The Cakewalk 
In particular was vigorously applauded. Olga 
bills herself no a dancing vlollnlste Olga has 
several things In her favor, youth, looks and 
the violin. Some of her dancing didn't get 
much. No longer Is It a novelty to see a girl 
kick up her heels, flounce around or wiggle 
her shoulders to raggedy tunes. Olga works 
hard, plays well and means well. Pleasing 
entertainer at that. Elsie Williams end Co. 
were next, the Co. Including two men. one, 
Del. W. Sherrard, who did effective acting as 
the Young Husband. Miss Williams Is Inclined 
to suppress her acting and keep her voice In 
the mellow-soft- toned register but made a 
capable portrayal of the bride of 24 hours. 
Ed. H. Felt was a doddering, toothless old 
uncle, a "bit" to be sure, but well handled. 
Act had a touch of domestic nature that 
cs used some big laughs. The Sharrocks re- 
ceived the most applause and attention on the 
quirk mind reading stunts of articles In the 
audience by Emma Sharrock. who stood with 
her back to the audience. Eddie Leonard and 
company, all In blackface, worked a little 
overtime, but as tbe show was running late 
Abe Jacobs waved the cut-lt-short signal to 
Eddie and he had to bow off with a little 
speech. Of course Eddie didn't like It but 
there were four acts yet to appear. In suc- 
cession appeared Quigley and Fitzgerald, 
Nora Bayes, Vanderbllt and Moore, with the 
Original Four Londons closing the show. The 
Qulgley-Fitzgerald combination, singing, danc- 
ing, "gagging," and playing musical Instru- 
ments registered fairly well but the spot 
mitigated. Too much dancing ahead also 
jarred. Miss Bayes seemed in fine voice and 
worked about a half hour with tbe usual re- 
sults. Miss Vanderbllt and Mr. Moore got 
along nicely, notwithstanding the avalanche 
of songs and dances ahead. Many walked out 
on the Londons, but those remaining saw some 
wonderful feats and tosses on the stationary 
bars. The Londons deserved better fate than 
handed 'em Monday. For a casting act they 
have several throws that are birds. Mark. 

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OPENED at the HARLEM OPERA HOUSE THIS WEEK (Jan. 31) in 
Mr. Cressy's Little Playlet, 

"JUDGE CALHOUN" 
WITH 

VIOLET BARNEY 

Who is to be Featured Soon in "COMPLACENT CLARENCE" 

By the Same Author 



BESSIE 





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HARRIET 






In " CHEATERS" 

New Act in preparation by 
HARRIET REMPEL 



In 

New act by GEO. HOBART and 

HARRIET REMPEL 



MELVILLE ELLIS 

In a New Act IRENE BORDONI 

Next Week (Feb. 7) 

Colonial Theatre, New York City SIGNOR RUDOLPHI 



B. LOHMULLER 



PRESENTS 



"The Girl in the Moon" 

Featuring JENNIE McLAUGHLIN 

Closing Palace Show, Chicago, this week (Jan. 31) successfully. 
Next week (Feb. 7) Majestic, Milwaukee. En tour Orpheum Circuit. 

Direction Max Hayes. 



bill Monday night saved It from sinking into 
oblivion, although the presence of Ellen Ter- 
ry's talented niece gave prestige to the show 
which enhanced Its value from the dramatic 
viewpoint. The trouble with the comedy 
sweep was that It came in rapid succession 
near the close of the bill, the funmakers be- 
ing Andrew Tombcs, the elongated, eccentric 
slide-around comedian of "The Bride Shop," 
and the droll, unctuous, musically-Inclined 
Herbert Williams, of Williams and Wolfus. 
The two mlrth-provokers struck the Palace 
audience just right and with little else on the 
bill to come close to their style of "comedlng" 
the results wore certain. The iieadliner was 
Phyllis Nrllson-Terry. the tall, blond English 
actress, who first sang two numbers to show 
the range oi In r voice nnd then dramatically 



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enacted two scenes from "Romeo and Juliet." 
The first scene was In Friar Lawrence's cell 
where tbe Friar (Cecil King) gave her the 
phial from which she drank later upon reach- 
ing her own bedchamber and then falling In- 
animate to the floor. The second scene, of 
course, Is the "big scene," where Miss Nellson- 
Terry realistically and graphically portrayed 
the heavy, emotional bit in the bedchamber. 
At the Palace Miss Nellson-Terry showed 
plain evidence of a cold, yet her work re- 
reived much applause. While she was tho 
headllner from an artistic and dramatic 
vantage, the real vaudeville headllner was 
"The Bride Shop." This appears to be In 
much better shape than ever. Andy Tombes 
Is the big comedy hurrah In this turn and 
while he appeared to "extend" the crossfire 
with the English baron (Basil Lynn) It went 
over all the way at the Palace. Lola Went- 
worth sang most effectively while the Ungerere 
display proved fetching. Plelert and Schotleld 
opened and were well received. Ethel Kirk 
nnd Billy Fogarty pleased. "No. 3" was Relne 
ha vis showing a most sensible style of dress, 
the most bewitching being the white chiffon 
cloth and white satin outfit trimmed with 
brilliants, the straight lines becoming her 
mo^t approvingly. Her songs were well liked, 
the Palace audience showing most apprecia- 
tion of tha Hawaiian number at the close. 



"THE TALE OF AN 
OVERCOAT " 



""-BERNARD and SCARTH-^orence 



This act it copyrighted — 
We have proven that 



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and 



GIRLS 



A COMPANY OF TEN 



ORIGINAL MUSIC 



SPECIAL SCENERY 



GORGEOUS COSTUMES 



Direction, EDWARD S. KELLER 



"No. 4" was Miss Neilson-Terry, while in 
fifth position appeared Milt Collins. It was 
like following the funeral pictures of some 
great man as to jump in cold after Miss 
Neilson-Terry's tragic fall on the stage. Milt 
worked a la Sam Bernard and the late Cliff 
Gordon et al and although he uses not a bit 
of personality and pays Aaron Hoffman royal- 
ty for his monolog, some of his political stuff 
was surefire. After Andy Tombes and the 
Williams and Wolfus turns had convulsed 'em 
the show closed with "The Girl in the Moon." 
It's the old balloon-aeroplane-butterfly ride 
over the audience gag with the crane working 
the contrivance carrying the girl from a dark- 
ened stage. No longer a novelty but still a 
certainty in the college towns and split week 
territory. 

STAR (Otto Kreuger, mgr. ; agent, Frank Q. 
Doyle). — What a difference between the show 
days at the Star (Milwaukee and Evergreen) 
five years ago and now ! The old house dis- 
plays not the Infinitesimal display of the prog- 
ression of time and this goes for the Inside, the 
outside, the lobby and also takes in the dun- 
geon-like, cellar-stepped and hole-in-the-slde- 
walk stage entrance. Perhaps the business 
is the albl, perhaps not. Even the audi- 
ences seem to have deteriorated. A young 
man was sound asleep in one seat while next 
to-hlm sat a wan-faced girlish mother nursing 
her infant offspring. And a dirty-faced, dark- 
haired girl about five years old pattered up 
and down one of the aisles until she became 
so tired she had to stop. None of these audi- 
ence happenings affected the show in any sense 
and the bill ran right along. The SKIRT staff 
specialist who describes feminine stagewear for 
VARIETY not long ago was in Chicago long 
enough to take in a show at McVicker's and 
she declared McVicker's orchestra was the 
worst she had ever heard. The skirt missed 
the one at the Star. The musicians at the lat- 
ter house may be Al on marches and over- 
tures but as accompanists they were all wrong 
last Thursday night. One felt sorry for a 
dancing act that tried its mightiest to step 
through its routine and Horatius-like finished 
some time ahead of the music. The show, as 
it passed in review, wasn't a bad one when 
one recalls the line on the program : "High 
class vaudeville at carfare prices." And It 



also says "seats reserved Sunday night only." 
And the curtain is almost as funny as some of 
the drops carried by comedy teams In the big- 
ger bouses. Frank Q. Doyle books in a six-act 
program and with several thousand feet of 
film thrown In the "carfare fee" seems mighty 
little compensation for the management. The 
show comprised the following: A — Music by 
the Star Theatre Orchestra (piano, violin and 
drums) ; B — Four Ishawaka Bros., Oriental 
acrobats ; C — Don Carney, planononsence ; D — 
Dryer and Dryer, dancing ; E — Eva Westcott 
and Co., sketch, "A Butterfly Wife;" F— 
Broomstick Elliott and Opal ; G — "Little Miss 
U. 8. A." (The program changes twice 
weekly.) The management, however, handed 
'em a little surprise Friday when Cabaret 
Nellye de Onsonne "tried out" the act she was 
slated to offer this week at McVicker's. The 
Japs gave the show a nice start and were ap- 
plauded for some difficult pyramid formations. 
Carney sings and plays the piano, finishing 
with the two selections at one time as the old 
soldiers played them at the party with one 
hand, a "bit" by the way Frank Tlnney of- 
fered at this house less than six years ago. 
Carney got a laugh on his "no one could do 
it like my dad," saying that when the iceman's 
bill came father refused to pay it and fooled 
'em by selling the couch. Pretty strong. The 
Dryers worked hard. They carry a special 
drop and make several changes of dress. De- 
spite poor orchestra accompaniment the team 
did well. The Westcott sketch deals with the 
butterfly habits of a married woman who re- 
turns home and carries on an animated confab 
with a dead husband. Act impressed 'em at 
the Star. Man doing the lifeless hubby at the 
table by the way was none other than Don 
Carney and he makes the impression effective. 
Broomstick Elliott was a hit and his one- 
stringed Instrument worked in several encores. 
"Little Miss U. S. A." proved a "flash" for the 
Star and the act gave satisfaction. The entire 
comedy falls upon Robert Mllllken's shoulders 
and he handles it In musical production style. 
Mllllken's a capable comedian and practically 
carries the act alone. Nell Halpln wears some 
nice clothes and works hard to please. Hud- 
son Freeborn did well with his "straight" 
crossfire with Milliken. There are several 
pleasing vocal numbers. 



SAN FRANCISCO 

VARIETY'S 
SAN FRANCISCO OFFICE 
PANTACES' THEATRE BLDG. 
Phone, Douglass 221J 

EDWARD SCOTT, in charge 



UKFHhil/M (Fred Henderson, gen. rep.; 
agent, direct). — This week's Orpheum program 
is headlined Jointly by Frank Fogarty and 
Mrs. Oene Hughes and Co. Fogarty with his 
Irish wit easily scored the hit of the show. 
The Hughes sketch, "Youth," very good. John 
R. Gordon and Co. programed, did not appear, 
replaced by Toncy and Norman, who regis- 
tered solidly. Marie Bishop, accomplished 
violinist, well liked. Billy Bouncer, bounding 
act. opened. Van and Belle held closing spot 
with boomerang work. Charles (Chick) Sales 
and Dunbar's Bell Ringers repeated success of 
last week. William Rock and Frances White 
in a "Dansant Characteristic" (New Acts Next 
Week), took second honors of the show. 

EMPRESS.— William Fox feature, "The Ser- 
pent," headlines this week and Is conceded to 
be a great film. Helen Carl and Trio skaters, 
acceptable. Johnny Fogarty's Dancing Revue, 
excellent. Mme. Techow's trained cats closed 
the show in good style. Smith and Hunter, a 
sister act, fair. The Melody Trio, enjoyable. 
Mile. Raerio and Co. was out of the bill, with 
Mme. Emery, an aeriallst, opening the show. 
Adams and Ouhl, likeable. 

PANTAOES.— "The 8tyle Shop," clean, 
clever girl act, takes first honors at the Pan- 
tages this week. Beb Albright, very good. 
Potts Brothers In "A Double Doubles," amus- 
ing. Standard Brothers, O. K. Bert Wiggins 
opened the show satisfactorily. Billy Beaton, 
liked. 

CORT (Homer F. Curran, mgr.). — La Scala 
Grand Opera Co. In repertoire (1st week). 

COLUMBIA (Oottlob, Marx ft Co., nigra.).— 
"It Pays to Advertise" (2d week). 

ALCAZAR (Belasco ft Mayer, mgrs.). — Stock. 
Lytell-Vaughan Co. (27th week) 



SAVOY (Homer F. Curran, mgr.).— "Twin 
Beds" (this week only). 

WIGWAM (Jos. F. Bauer, mgr.).— Del. 8. 
Lawrence Dramatic Players. 

PRINCESS (Bert Levey, lessee and mgr.; 
agent, Levey). — Vaudeville. 

HIPPODROME (Wm. Ely, mgr.; agent. W. 
8. V. A.).— Vaudeville. 



"Twin Beds" cancelled a week of road en- 
gagements to return at the Savoy. 

Mildred Wilson, a society girl and play- 
wright of Roseburg, Ore., arrived here last 
week and was married to Luke E. Waller. 



Feb. 4, the Pacific Coast Society of Magi- 
cians, gave a magical show and dansant at toe 
Palace Hotel. It was an Informal affair. 

Sbunzo Mitanl, a Japanese pianist, is play- 
ing concert dates about here and his billing 
claims that he Is the Japanese Paderewskl of 
Nippon. 



Vehan Cardashian, Turkish commissioner 
to the Exposition, was recently granted an In- 
terlocutory decree of divorce from his wife, 
Cornelia, on the grounds of desertion. 

Another after-exposition law suit came to 
view on Jan. 25, when the Schrader Iron 
Works began suit to collect $6,000 unpaid by 
the contractor who built Machinery Hall. 

William P. Reese, who Is personal repre- 
sentative for John Consldlne, has resumed 
his duties after a severe three weeks slego of 
grip. 



George Rroadhurst, the dramatist, will be 
at Coronado, Cat., for some time to come and 
while there will complete a new play, of 
which he refuses to say much about. 

The formation of a musical stock comedy 
company to have opened at the Columbia 
March 6, did not materialise as reported earlier. 
After the principals had been engaged and a 
date set for rehearsals the deal was called off. 



EMM ETT W E LCH Sn«i£ b»v* 



Dave Barnes 
Happy Thompson 
Charles L. Gibbs 
Andy Harris 
James Ward 
Frank Richardson 
Russ Kelly 
Joe Hamilton 

JUNE 26th to SEPT. 11th 



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FEATURED THE FOLLOWING SONGS: 
"When You Live, and Love and Lose" 

When I Get Back to Old Virginia" 

You're the Sweetest of All, My Own Virginia Rose" 
"Listen to That Dixie Band" 
"She's the Daughter of Mother Machree" 

"Though Your Hair Is Turning Silver, You've a Heart of Gold" 
"It Happens Every Night" 
"My Mother, My Dad, My Girl" 

DIRECTION OF NORMANJJEFFERIES 



Jan. 31 — Lyric, Birmingham, Ala. 
Feb. 7 — Princess, Nashville, Tenn. 
Feb. 14 — Majestic, Chattanooga, Tenn. 
Feb. 21 — Grand, Knoxville, Tenn. 
Feb. 28— Victoria, Charleston, S. C 
Mar. 6— Orpheum, Jacksonville, Fla. 
Mar. 9 — Bijou, Savannah, Ga. 
Mar. 13 — Lyric, Richmond, Va. 
Mar. 19— Academy, Norfolk, Va. 



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Tan Globe In the Mission Is being torn 
down in compliance with an order recently 
lasued by the Board of Public Works, which 
condemned the house. At one time the Globe 
played vaudeville, but later became a film 
theater (Turner A Dahnken). 

Shanley and Furnlss, who operate the Conti- 
nental and advertlae that they are a couple 
of young fellows trying to get along by 
catering to the profession, have taken over 
the Chickasaw Hotel In Loa Angeles, which 
they have renamed the Continental with a 
view of making it headquarters for ahow 
folk. 



One Fred Glans, who, to the police declare, 
wrote abort stories during the day and robbed 
bouses during the night, was recently ar- 
rested and tried for burglary- The trial re- 
sulted In the author being sentenced to San 
Quentln for a long term. Now he has an- 
nounced that while In the state prison he 
will write a play entitled "A Convict a Past." 

George Davis, manager of the Alcazar, left 
Jan. 27 for New York where he will atay a 
couple of weeka arranging for the aummer 
Alcasar attractions. The present stock policy 
with the Lytell-Vaughan company has been 
so profitable that In all probability Mr. Davis 
will continue with stock, frequently changing 
his stars. The Lytell-Vaughan combination 
will remain at the O'Farrell street theatre until 
the middle of April. 

The local amusement promoters seem to think 
the Ice-skating craze has captured the town. 
Two architects recently announced that they 
would erect a rink. This was followed by the 
news the Graumans (Empress management), 
had secured a 20-year lease on a lot, southeast 
corner of Eighth and Market streets, for the 
express purpose of erecting an ice-skating 
rink with the latest improvements and a corps 
of eastern experts to teach the pastime. The 
work of construction is to begin at once. 

This year the annual Parthenela given by 
the women students of the University of Cali- 
fornia will be bigger than ever before. A San 
Francisco girl has written the offering which 
1b entitled "Aran Yana of the Jasmine Vine." 
the theme of which Is the transition of the 
maiden Into womanhood. Two hundred and 
fifty women are now rehearsing the ensemble 
dances and the Professor of Music is working 
on that part of the entertainment 8peclal 
costumes have been designed and the forth- 
coming production has aroused considerable 
interest In society circles. 



At last week's meeting the Board of Super- 
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When the resolution waa introduced It caused 
a debate concerning the respective merits of 
various writers and some amusing reaaona 
were advanced by members of the board In 
favor and opposition, but the resolution was 
passed with a rooommendatlon that tne 
Mayor appoint a committee to arrange for the 
official program. The Idea of the celebration 
waa proposed by the local lovers of Shakes- 
pere. 

Jan. 25 the newly organised Branch No. 12, 
of the White Rats, made application for affili- 
ation with the Ban Francisco Labor Council. 
The recently elected officers of the branch are : 
President, Benjamin Black; vice-president, E. 
L. Buechlar; recording secretary, organizer 
and business agent, Barry Connors ; sergeant- 
at-arms, William De Van. Incidentally while 
Mr. Connors has not gone about affecting the 
organisation of the Rats with the blare of 
trumpets or the accompaniment of a brass 
band, he has got the local vaudeville mag- 
nates watching the development of the new 
branch, which, from one viewpoint, made a 
good move In affiliating with the Labor Coun- 
cil. 



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tlon with the regular licensed theatres of the 
city. It is thought the Managers' Association 
will win out 



The W. M. V. A., through its local repre- 
sentative, has three weeks of Interior Cali- 
fornia time to offer in the form of split-week 
dates. Theatres In Modesto, Hsnford. Bakers- 
field, Coallnga, Stockton and San Jose have 
contracted with Mr. Miller for bookings. From 
an outside source It Is rumored the W. M. V. A. 
purchased an Interest In the Victory, San 
Jose, which, so It is said, did not pay with 
previous vaudeville played there. Local 
agents do not consider the Interior theatres. 
Mr. Miller has annexed as holding out par- 
ticularly bright prospects with a vaudeville 
policy, but if pictures are on the wane In the 
Interior as frequently reported in the paBt, 
there remains a possibility the towns might 
support the popular priced brand of variety 
shows If the bills are meritorious. 



S. M. de Pasquall and his proposed three 
months' season of spectacular grand opera In 
the Exposition-Auditorium at 10-75 admission 
has bumped Into an obstacle In the form of 
the local Theatrical Managers' Association, 
which lost no time following Pasquall'a ap- 
plication for the Auditorium, In petitioning the 
Supervisors to put the "crusher" on the grand 
opera plan. The Board of Supervisors was 
in favor of the changes In the Auditorium and 
renting It to Pasquall, but the Managers' As- 
sociation (of which Morris Meyerfield, Or- 
pheum Circuit, is the president) called the 
City Fathers' attention to the fact that the 
use of the building for grand opera at "pop" 
prices or any other form of stage entertain- 
ment, for profits, would be in direct oompetl- 



BOSTON. 

By LBN LIBBEY. 

KEITH'S (Robert (7. Larsan, mgr. ; agent, 
U. B. O.). — Emma Cams did well. Charles 
Olcott went big. Moon and Morris, close sec- 
ond. Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Barry, scored. 
Julia LeBlanc In the sketch "Mammy Lou," 
pleasant surprise ; Six American Dancers, big ; 
Charles and Fanny Van, out-of-the-ordlnary 
sketch of foot light life; The Gladiators, rou- 
tine act. Oruber's Circus. BUI full of com- 
edy. 

BOSTON (C. E. Winston, mgr.).— Mixed 
film program with business starting to pick 
up. Next week pop vaudeville, split week 
policy, will be started with the pictures under 
an amicable agreement with the Keith In- 
terests, who own the house which Is operating 
under a lease held by the Big T Company. 

HIPPODROME (agent, U. B. O.).— Boxing 
Tuesday nights. 

BOWDOIN (Al Somerbee, mgr.; agent, 
Loew). — Small time vaudeville with big time 
advertising going big. Charles F. Atkinson, 
who built the theatre, Is appearing this week 
In his caudevllle debut. 

ORPHEUM (V. J. Morris, mgr. ; agent, 
Loew). — This new house, seating 3,400, doing 
a whale of a business since It opened two 
weeks ago completely rebuilt. 

ST. JAMES (Joseph Brennan, mgr. ; agent, 
Loew). — Pop vaudeville. 

GLOBE (Frank Meagher, mgr.; agent, 
Loew). — Pop vaudeville. 

BIJOU (Harry Gustln, mgr.; agent, U. B. 
O). — Pop vaudeville. 

GORDON'8 OLYMPIA (J. E. Comerford, 
mgr.). — Pop vaudeville. 

SCOLLAY OLYMPIA (A. H. Malley, mgr.). 
— Pop vaudeville. 

PARK (Thomas D. Sorolre, mgr.).— Pic- 
tures. 



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Wood, 301 W. 39th St., New York. 

SHUBERT (B. D. Smith, mgr.).— B. H. 
Sothern In "The Two Virtues. Last two weeks. 

MAJESTIC (B. D. Smith, mgr.).— Last week 
of Ralph Hers In "Ruggles of Red Gap." 
Stella Mayhew In "A Mix-Up" hooked for 
next Monday. 

WILBUR (B. D. Smith, mgr.).— "It Pays to 
Advertise" in for a run. 

BOSTON OPBRA HOUSE (E. D. Smith, 
mgr.). — "Ballet Russe" opened Monday to ca- 
pacity. Looks like a clean-up. 

HOLLIS STREET (Charles J. Rich. mgr.). 
— Last week of "Oklahoma." Next week brings 
return of "Daddy Long Legs," which was 
burned out of the Tremont and which will 
probaly run for another month or more. 

COLONIAL (Charles J. Rich, mgr.).— "Pom 
Pom" opened Monday. Review elsewhere. 

TREMONT (Jobn B. Scboeffel, mgr.).— This 
burned theatre is to be rebuilt Immediately 
and may open late In April. 

PLYMOUTH (Fred Wright, mgr.).— Julia 
Arthur in "The Eternal Magdalene" opened 
Tuseday to capacity. 

PARK SQUARE (Fred Wright, mgr.).— Last 
week of "Under Fire." "Rolling Stones" opens 
next week. 

CASTLE SQUARE (John Craig, mgr.).— 
Stock. Last week of "The Woman Hunter." 
Tbe annual Harvard prize play, "Between the 
Linos," opens next Monday night and is said 
to be a novel sample of Prof. Baker's dramatic 
construction. It is not a war play, despite 
tbe name. 

GRAND (George Magee, mgr.). — Pop vaude- 
ville. 

HOWARD (George E. Lothrop, mgr.). — "The 
Follies of Pleasure." 

CASINO (Charles Waldron, mgr.).— "The 
Golden Crook." 

GAIETY (Charles Batcheller, mgr.).— "Pol- 
lies of the Day." 



The "Ballet Russo" was visited by a flock 
of censors when it opened Monday night but 
everything was found to be perfectly satis- 
factory. Mayor Curley ordered the censors to 
continue attending, however, as he was "tip- 
ped" that stockings might be shed and ob- 
jectionable scenes added later In the week. 



MINNEAPOLIS. 



By C. M. WALTER. 

METROPOLITAN (L. N. Scott, mgr.).— 
"Some Baby," with Jeff De Angells and fair 



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VAUDEVILLE HEADL1NERS 

SHUBERT (A. O. Balnbrldge) — "Too Many 
Cooks," presented by Balnbrldge Players. 

ORPHEUM (Q. A. Raymond, mgr.).— Harry 
Green and Co., novel skit ; George Damerel 
and Co., excellent; Diamond and Brennan, al- 
waya welcome ; Gardiner Trio, fair dancing ; 
Ed Martin, a hit; Bolger Brothers, ban joists ; 
Werntz Duo, acrobats. 

LYRIC (Arthur Tyson, mgr.).— "Birth of a 
Nation" (16th 'week). 

NEW GRAND (Mr. Koch, mgr.).— Bill head- 
ed by Melnotte-LaNolle troupe of acrobats. 

NEW PALACE (Mr. Billings, mgr.).— 
Thomas Murphy and Co., in "Fixing Father," 
sharing headline honors with Chas. Semon. 



"The Strange Case of Mary Page," the new 
serial featuring Henry B. Walthal and Edna 
Mayo, which is being featured the first three 
days of each week at the New Grand, la cre- 
ating more comment than any serial ever 
shown locally. 

Workmen have commenced razing the one- 
story building on the site of the New Pantages 
theater. The theater 1b expected to be ready 
for occupancy on Nov. 1. 



John MoCormaok gave his annual concert at 
the Auditorium on Feb. 2. 



Special matinees of the motion pictures of 
"Twilight Sleep" are being given at the Metro- 
politan for women only. 



NEW ORLEANS. 

By O. M. SAJf UBuU 

ORPHEUM (Arthur White, mgr.).— Rooney 
and Bent In the best act they have offered 



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locally swept everything before them Monday. 
Payne and Niemeler's, splendidly conceived 
dancing dlvertlsement earned second honors ; 
Glen Ellison, did better than on previous 
visit ; Weimers and Burke, dance capably ; 
William Pruette, displayed his resonant bari- 
tone in Dainty Dutch environment ; "Telephone 
Tangle" scored decisively, as did Roches' 
Monkeys, closing. 

TULANE (T. C. Campbell, mgr.).— "The 
Garden of Allah." 

CRESCENT (T. C. Campbell, mgr.).— Pic- 
tures. 

DAUPHINE (Lew Rose, mgr.).— Stock bur- 
lesque. 

TRIANGLE (Ernst Boehringer, mgr.). — 
Pictures. 

ALAMO (Will Guerlnger, mgr.). — Vaude- 
ville. 



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do well to address, W. MACK, 1456 35th St., 
Brooklyn. 




The Nola Film Co., a local feature concern, 
has become active again, the studio at City 
Park having taken on new life. The concern's 
latest production waa given a private exhibi- 
tion at the Crescent Saturday. 



Notwithstanding vigorous and emphatic 
denial on all sides, VARIETY'S exclusive story 
stating the Hippodrome would be converted 
into a skating rink waa correct. The Hip will 
cease to be a theatre after Sunday, when It 
will be turned over to the contractors for 
renovation. W. A. Parsons, who will operate 
the rink, expects to open about March 1. 



Through the good offices of Harry B. Loeb, 
the Boston Grand Opera Co. and Pavlowa will 
be seen at the French opera house for a series 
of performances from the 20th to 27th. 

One Morrison, claiming to be the manager 
of General Villa's Mexican Band, Is offering that 
organization to the local amusement barons. 

Gertie De Milt joined the Dauphlne forces 
Sunday, at which time Blanchard McKee and 
wife left. 



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Al Reeves 7 Gayety Toronto 14 Qayety Buf- 
falo. 

Americans 7 Columbia Grsnd Rapids. 
Auto Girls 7 Stsr Brooklyn. 
Besuty Youth A Folly 7 Howard Boston. 
Behman Show 7 Empire Brooklyn 14 Colonial 
Providence. 

Ben Welch 8how 7-0 Bastable Syracuse 10-12 
Lumberg Utlca 14 Oayety Montreal. 

Big Crase 7 Olympic New York. 
Billy Watson's Beef Trust 7 Empire Newsrk 
17-19 Psrk Bridgeport. 

Blue Ribbon Belles 7 Century Kansas City. 
Bon Tons 7 Empire Albany 14 Oayety Boston. 
Bostonlan Burlesquers 7 Colonial Providence 
14 Casino Boston. 

Brosdway Belles 7 Yorkvllle New York. 
Cabaret Girls 7 Garrlck New York. 
Charming Widows 7 Academy Jersey City. 
Cherry Blossoms 7 Gayety Baltimore. 
City Sports 7 Standard St Louis. 
Crackerjacks 7 Buckingham Louisville. 
Darling's of Paris 7 Star St Paul. 
Follies of Day 7 Grand Hartford 14 Jacques 

O H Waterbury. 
Follies of Pleasure 7 Gllmore Springfield. 
French Models 7 Gayety Brooklyn. 
Frolics of 1915 7 L O. 

Gay New Yorkers 7 Gayety Boston 14 Colum- 
bia New York. 
Girls from Follies 7 Englewood Chicago. 
Girls from Joyland 7 Cadillac Detroit. 
Olrl Trust 7 Star A Garter Chicago 14-16 

Bercbel Des Moines. 
Globe Trotters 7 Gayety Detroit 14 Gayety 

Toronto. 
Golden Crook 7 Columbia New York 14 Casino 

Brooklyn. 
Gypny Mslds 7 Gayety Montreal 14 Empire 

Albany. 
Hastlng's Big Show 7 New Hurtlg A Sea- 

mon'* New York 14 Orpheum Paterson. 
Hello Girls 11-12 Academy Fall River. 
Hello Paris 7 Olympic Cincinnati. 
High Life Girls 7 Trocadero Philadelphia. 
Howe's Sam Own Show 7 Casino Boston 14 

Grand Hartford. 
Lndy Buccaneers 7 Lyceum Columbus. 
Liberty Girls 7 Casino Brooklyn 14 Empire 

Newark. 
Maids of America 7 Oayety Kansas City 14 

Oayety St Louis. 



VARIETY 




CLASS CLASS CLASS CLASS CLASS CLASS CLASS CLASS 

A NEW KIND OF WIRE WALKER 



PAUL 



GORDEN 






20th CONSECUTIVE WEEK AT THE 

ZIEGFELD "MIDNIGHT FROLIC" 



Charge DAffaires 
SAM SHANNON 



Having appeared with the former show and last week opened and scored 

triumphantly with the new show. 

At the same time appearing at B. F. Keith's New York Theatres. 

A big hit at the Colonial Theatre This Week (Feb. 1.) 

Nest Week (Feb. 7) Orpheum Theatre, Brooklyn. 



Manchester'! Own Show 7 Orpheum Peterson 
14 Empire Hoboken. 

Majestlo's 7 Empire Hoboken 14 Casino Phil- 
adelphia. 

Marlon's Dave Own Show 7 Qayety Omaha 14 
Oayety Kansas City. 

Merry Rounders 7-9 Berchel Dee Moines 14 
Oayety Omaha. 

Midnight Maidens 7 Oayety Buffalo 14 L O 21- 
23 Bastable Syracuse 24-26 Lumberg Utlca. 

Military Maids 7 Penn Circuit. 

Million Dollar Dolls 7 Oayety St Louis 14 
Columbia Chicago. 

Mischief Makers 7 Majestic Indianapolis. 

Monte Carlo Girls 7 Savoy Hamilton Ont. 

Parisian Flirts 7 Empire Cleveland. 

Puss Puss 7 L O 14-16 Bastable 17-19 Lum- 
berg Utlca. 

Record Breakers 7 Star Toronto. 

Review of 1916 7 So Bethlehem 8 Easton 10-12 
Grand Trenton. ^ 

Rose Sydell's Show 7 Casino Philadelphia 14 
Palace Baltimore. 

Roseland Girls 7 Empire Toledo 14 Star A 
Garter Chicago. 

Rosey Posey Oirls 10-12 Park Bridgeport 14 
Miner's Bronx New York. 

September Morning Q lories 10-12 Majestic 
Wilkes-Barre. ^ „ 

Smiling Beauties 7 Oayety Pittsburgh 14 Star 

Cleveland. _ ... .... « 

Social Maids 7 Oayety Washington 14 Oayety 
Pittsburgh. 

Sporting Widews 7 Palace Baltimore 14 Oay- 
ety Washington. 

Star a Garter 7 Jacques O H Waterbury 14 
New Hurtig ft Seamon's New York. 

Strolling Players 7 Colonial Columbus 14 Em- 
pire Toledo. 

Tango Queens 7 QTayety Philadelphia. 

The Tempters 7 Oayety Minneapolis. 

The Tourists 7 Miner's Bronx New York 14 
Empire Brooklyn. 

Tip Top Girls 7-9 Park Youngstown 10-12 
Grand O H Akron. 

20th Century Maids 7 Columbia Chicago 
Oayety Detroit. 

U S Beauties 7 Oayety Milwaukee. 

Watson Wrothe Sbow 7 Star Cleveland 
Colonial Columbus. 

White Pat Show 7 Oayety Chicago. 

Winners The 7 Corinthian Rochester. 

Yankee Doodle Oirls 7-9 Armory Blnghamton 
10-12 Hudson Schenectady. 



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After five successful seasons with Wilbur Mack's former act, 



"The Girl and the Pearl" 



HAZEL 



CHAS. 



BROWN ^ BARROWS 

ANNOUNCE THEIR ORIGINAL FLIRTATION 

"BACK HOME" 

(By WILBUR MACK) 

Everything new, original, special set in "one," 

Everything Fully Copyrighted. 




Barrlngton Mr 
Baxter A Laconda 
Baxter SAB 
Bayard Victor 
Beall James A 
Beane Geo (C) 
Beck John C 
Beldlng Harry (C) 
Bell Mabel (SF) 
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Berny Richard 
Beyer Billy 
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Bonnell Frank 
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Bordeaux A Bennet 
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Bowen Clarence (C) 
Bowlen C H 
Boyle Jack 
Brady Agnes 
Brlnkman A Stelle(C) 
Briscoe Florence (C) 
Brown Dorothy 
Brown Hank 
Browning Bessie (C) 
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Burnell May (C) 
Burns Eddie (C) 
Byman Yorks A F (C) 



Campbell Jennie (C) 
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Carey Jamea T 
Carlisle Grace (C) 
Carmen Frank 
Carney Don (C) 
Carr Billy (C* 
Carvel DAM 
Case Cbarley 
Cate Frank B 
Carter Morte (C) 
Celest 



Cevene Troupe (C) 
Change CP- 
Cbarblno ChaB 
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Churchill Stella 
Clayton A Lennle (C) 
Cleary Virginia (C) 
Combine Garfield (C) 
Conley A Etta (C) 
Connor O B (C) 
Cody Dora M 
Cole Geo 
Cole Joe Mrs 
Cole Nellie 
Collier Ruby 
Collins Harney 
Connor Ada 
Cooke W H 
Correll Qlady (C) 
Covin Josephine (C) 
Cox James H 
Cracker Jack (C) 
Crackets Blllle 
Crane E M 
Crawford Nellie 
Creamer J A 
Crelghton Jim 
Crents Bros 
Crlpps Billy (C) 
Clark A Bergman 
Clark Eddie 
Clark Herbert 
Clark Hattle L 
Cllne Oeorge 
Crelghtons (C) 
Cunningham Bob (C) 
Sushlng O H 

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Dale Chas 
Dale Vivian 
Damerel Geo (C) 
Daraond Eugene (C) 
Danube Four 
Darcy Harry 



Darcy Joe 
Darrell B C (C) 
Davltt James 
Dawson Marlon (C) 
Dean Patsy (C) 
DeGrant Oliver 
Delmar Lucille 
DeRosa Ous 
D'Aubrey Diane 
Dllger W H 
Dorr Marie 
Douglas Chas E 
Dowlng Harry 
Doyle J 

Duffy A A Qulgg 
Dural A 

Durand A Callanan 
Durkln Nell 

E 
Ebner Geo (C) 
Elas Edna 
Elklns Betty 
Emerson James E 
Eppsteln W 
Epstein Walter 
Escardo Chas (C) 
Escardo Maud 
Evens H A 
Everett Wm (C) 
Eyman A Doyle (C) 

Falls Agnes 
Fsrns worth Robert J 
Farrell Wm 
Faulkner Lilly 
Fernandez Tony 
Fields Oeorge 
Fields Will H (C) 
First B Mrs 
Flske Freeman 
Fltzglbbon Lew 
Fitzgerald Nellie 
Pongers A Wilson 
Ford Margaret 
Florence Ruth (SF) 
Ford Annetta (C) 
Fowler Alice 



Fowler Kate 
Foyer Eddie 
Francis Nellie 
Francis Marie 
Frank Elsie 
Friend Al (C) 
Frank Will J 
Friedman Jenny 



Gardner Fred (C) 
Gehrue Mayme 
Oeorge Dandy 
George Edwin (C) 
Germaine Florrle (C) 
Gerson Edmonds 
Gibson Hsrdy 
Glrard Billy 
O lass Naomi (C) 
Glynn C 
Ooelet (C) 
Golden Sam 
Goddlngs The 
Gorden Alice 
Grandy (C) 
Grannon Ila 
Green Sam (C) 
Grey DAM (C) 
Grey Evelyn 

H 

Halifax Daniel 
Hall Jack 
Halperln Nan 
Harael Rosa 
Harris Kitty 
Harrington Jack 
Harris Vsl 
Hart Maude 
Hawk Clara 
Hawthorne Blllle 
Hays Dorothy A Ed 
Hearn F (Reg) 
Hearn Julia 
Hendler Hernchell 
Hergott F 
Hemen Walter 
Hesse Sisters 



Hicks A Hicks 
Hill Eddie 
Holby N V 
Holmes W J 
Howard Mabel 
Howard Joe (C) 
Howland Wm B 
Hudson Lillian (C) 
Hughes Margaret (C) 
Hullng Ray G 
Hunter Florence (C) 
Hustln Arthur 



Ireland Chauncy 
Irwin Charles (C) 



Jackson Annie 
Jackson Ethel 
Jewel Lillian 
Jonathan 
Jordan Nellie 
Jordan Oirls 



Kalll David (C) 
Kalaluhl Oeo (C) 
Karleton Avery 
Keely Bros 
Kell J W (C> 
Kollor Wm (C) 
Kelly Eddie T (SF) 
Kelley H 8 
Kelso Bros 
Kemp A 
Kent Annie 
King Ous 
King John 8 
Kirksmlth Pauline 
Klass Blanche 
Knowles Dick 
Krleger James 



Lacey Madalalde 
Lambert N 
LaMont Bros 
Lang Eleanor 
LaPearl Roy (0) 
LaRue Ethel 
Lavlne A Inmaw 
Lawrence Harry (C) 
Lawson A Manning 
Leavltt Oeo (C) 
LeClalr Maggie 
Leddy Steve 
Lee Bryan (C) 
Leonard Mr 
Lester Trio 
Lewis J C 
Llttlejohn Frank 
Livingstone B J 
Livingstone Edward 
Lockwood Helen 
Long Chspron A Green 
Lovett Eddie 
Lowe Montrose H 
Lowny Jeanette 
Lucille Mile 
Lynch Eva 



Mac Perry 
Mark Robert n 
Mndle A Co 
Manlon Jack 
Munn A Franks 
Manning Sisters 
Marcell A Hell 
Mareena Mike 
Marlowe Helen 



Marton John (C) 
Mason Blllle 
Mason Harry L (C) 
Mason A Murray (O* 
May Jessie 
Maybelle Snowle 
Mayer Masie 
Mayo A Vernon 
Mayo Louise (C) 
McArdle Helen 
McCart H 
McCarthy John (C) 
McClennan Kenneth 
McDonald Elmer 
McQInty Mr (C) 
McGlveney Owen 
McKlnley Neil 
McMillan Llda 
Medora Irene 
Mekara W B 
Melva G R (C) 
Melverne Babe (C) 
Metcalfe Arthur 
Millard A Vincent (C) 
Miller Ed (C) 
Miller Fred 
Minus Bud 
Mitchell Ruth 
Moeblus Alfred (C) 
Monroe Audrey (C) 
Montrose Edith A 
Moore Tom A 8 (C) 
Mowatt Tom 
Murdock Lew 
Murphy Harry P 

N 

Napoleon Prince 
Nazlmova (C) 
Nevlns Josle 
Nicholas Sisters (C) 
Nlckerson Ed B 
Nlrkolds Charles 
Nolan Louisa 
North Daisy (SF) 
Nosses Musical 



O'Keefe John 
Oliver Gene 



Page Jack 
Palmers Lucille 
Parsons George 
Perclval Walter 
Pelot Fred 
Prro Fred (C) 
Phillips Oolf 
Piazza Ben (C) 
Powell Babe 
Powers A Joyce (C» 
Powers Freeman 
Powers Harold 
Price Chas 
Prltzkow Lottie 
Pross John 
Prultt Bill (C) 



Rankin Virginia (SF) 
Ratrllffe B J 
Reading Fred (C) 
Bed Feather Princess 
Reese Kitty (C) 
Reglnold Nols 
Relff C A 
Relnach Louis 
Reiner A Bloane (8F) 
Rice Andy 
Rlgnold Nina 
Rockwell Maude 



JA 




The Tunnel Foreman" 






LLY 



VAUDEVILLE'S LATEST NOVELTY. AN ORIGINAL ACT IN "ONE" 

Direction Harry Weber 



All material and Ideas created, originated and copyrighted by myself 

KEITH'S ORPHEUM, BROOKLYN, THIS WEEK (Jan. 31) 



48 



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Wm. Barrows Lillian Ludlow 

20 MINUTES OF LAUGHTER 

Original Material 



^-^ Promoters 
225 CO. of Mirth 

Marlon Mllnor 

"Songs and Dancing In One" 

, Representative 



NA and BILLY ST. ALLON 




STILL PLAYING IN THE WEST 



Considered by Managers one of the prettiest acts in Vaudeville 

THREE DANCING MARS 

In Their Original Dancing Novelty 

"ALL FOR A KISS" fc53Xȣr 

Direction, FRANK EVANS 




GENE HUGHES Presents 
THE PINT-SIZED PAIR 

Joe Laurie and Aleen Bronson 

In 

"LOST AND FOUND" 

"THE MAN IS DEAD— HE DON'T CARE" 

(Copyrighted) 





ETTA 



Mill 



"FREDDY JAMES 
PRESENTS" 



"AT THE OLD CROSS ROADS" 



PHIL 



ED 



INSIDE LAW ON THE OUTSIDE 



BERT SOMERS and JOE MORSE 



DJkjgtjonJLBAR^J^HUGH 



JOHN 




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NOW TOURING IN 

"THE DANGER LINE" 



A Genuine Novelty 

A new comedy dramatic playlet in four special scenes. 

[NOTE— Written as an object lesson to Matt Greene] 



BAKER AND JANlS 

THE ORIGINAL RAGTIME MELODY BOYS 

BOOKED SOLID— UNITED TIME 
Direction, BERNARD BURKE 

CARLOTTA STOCKDILL 

VO CALIS T 
Permanent Add., 1M1 Blair St, St. Paul, Minn. 

PLAYING -S-C CIRCUIT 

EVELYN DARE 

SINGING COMEDIENNE 
Playing S-C Circuit with Success 

TED AND CORINNE 

: T O IM 

•HUE MOVIE MAN" 

ELAINE 
ARNDT 

Ingenue Prima Donns 

With 

W. B. Frtedlaader's 

•TICKETS 

PLEASE r 



George Harada 

WORLD'S FAMOUS CYCLIST 

Direction, PETE MACK 



Roberta Worth M (C) Russell & Clifford (C) 



Rodgers Dan (C) 

Ronaghan Viola 

Roso Amelia (C) 

Rose Ed (C) 

RoBe Geo (C) 

Robh Eddie 

.{•jhhIc & Martin (C) 

Rurkcr & Wlnlf'tl (SF) 

Rudd Lolla 

Russell Flo 



Ryan A C 



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Santell 
Sawyer Dora 
Schrftell .Joe 
SrharfiT Mros (C) 
Vhmldt Harry (C) 
Schwartz Florence 
Scott J Mr (C) 





Who quotes facts: 

"FOOLS RUSH IN 

WHERE 
ANGELS FEAR TO 
TREAD" 

(Opening Show at 
Dslancey St. Theatre) 

LOEW CIRCUIT 

DIRECTION 

Mark Levy 




THE VENTRILOQUIST 
WITH A PRODUCTION 

ED. F. 

REYNARD 



nt address, Marion Theatre, Marion, O. 



Rae 



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So far ahead of 

other sister 
I teams we 
loneeon 



Booked Solid 




A META 

Parisian 
Mirror 
Dancer 



This Week (Jan. SI) 
Orpheum, Brooklyn 



<< 



YES IT'S GOING OVER GREAT" 






BERT 5 SABEL MARION 

Original songs* nonsense and wardrobe 



LOADS OF LAUGHTER FROM THAT INIMITABLE COUPLE 



NELLIE A. 



ROSCOI E. 



KINGSBURY and MUNSON 



ASK ANYBODY 

Direction MARK LEVY 



Scoville Dancers (C) 
Selblnl Lala (C) 
Seldon Geo 
Selman Harry 



Shaffer Clyde 
Shafford Frank 
Sharrock Harry 
Sbenton Tom 



Siclen Ida (C) 
(C) Sidney Mike (C) 

Sivian John (C) 
Smith Henry K (C) 



Spcllman Jeanette 
Stein Lillian (C) 
Stewart Jean 
Stewart Margo 



ALICE LYNDON DOLL 







IN AN EXCLUSIVE REPERTOIRE OF SONGS 

MY HERMAN 




THIS WEEK (Jan. 31), NEW GRAND, EVANSVILLE AND HIPPODROME, TERRE HAUTE, IND. 
Booked Solid w. v. m. a. Direction, HARRY SPINGOLD 



VARIETY 



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rLECTRICU VENUS 

Featured Aja^^ 



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ONE OF THE BIGGEST LAUGHING ACTS IN VAUDEVILLE 

OUR MOTTO-ORIGINAL COMEDY 

Western Representative, LEW GOLDBERG 



ROGER 



HUGH L. 



MARCELLE 



IMHOF, CONN and COREENE 

NEXT WEEK (Feb. 7). MAJESTIC, DALLAS 

Booked solid United Time by MAX E. HAYES 



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THIS WEEK (Jan. 31), PROSPECT. BROOKLYN 



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— PIELERTa.d SCOFIELD 

(MR. AND MRS. BUCK PIELERT) 

IN THEIR ORIGINAL uLJpi DIIMt^ Ul IRRV" 
COMEDY OFFERING n ■■ ■■■ *~ ■ "^ ^** "^ ^a# *» »» w 

Booked Solid U. B. O. 

Direction. MAX GORDON Thi « w «« k <■>»• «g> Majestic, Chicago 



HARVEY -DEVORA TRIO 



Playing U. B. O. Time 



CLAUDE 



CLARA 



GOLDING and KEATING 

In "THE YOUNGER GENERATION," 

Copyright Class D, XXC, No. 3MM 
Commencing a Return Tour on the Loew Circuit Jan. 31, ltlf. 



F. BARRETT CARMAN 

(Late with Trixie Friganza) NOW DOING A MONOLOGUE. 

Proctor's, Albany (Feb. 3-6); Proctor's, Troy (Feb. 7-9.) 

Direction Stoker and Bierbauer. 



America— NOW 



IN/I 





IN ' 

Personal Direction. FRANK BOHM 



Strain W W 


V 


Weinstein Max 


Sulllvans Jack 


Vadette Villa (C) 


Welch T (C) 




Vagrants (C) 


West Irene 


T 


Valerie Sisters 


West Lillian 


Taylor Frank 


Van ft Davis 


Western Billy (C) 
Weston Bobble 


Taylor Margaret 


Vcrden Lew (C) 


Terry Walter (C) 


Vlctorlnc ft Zolar <C) 


Westebbe Mae 


Tetslward Japs (C) 


Vincent Helen 'C) 


Weston Nat 


Thomas Ed (C) 


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Whaltp Johnnie (C) 


Tllton Lucille 


Waldt Grace (C) 


Wll.I Al (C» 


Tllton 


Wallace Patsy 


Wlllard A F (SF) 


Tonge Lucy 


Wallner Carl (C) 


WM;i:nnn A'ce (C) 


Toomer H B (C) 


Walters Harry (<:) 


Wllliirns 1" w 


Turner Allen J 


Warren Sybil (Ci 


W !■•-«•:■ Pet. 


Turner & Grace 


Watts Came 


Wu.-n Nha 


Tweedy John F 


Webb Amy 


Whipple Payae 



Wolf Hope B 
Wong Geo (C) 
Wood Swan (C) 
Wood Josephine (C) 
Woods Margaret (C) 
Wright Chas W (C) 



Young Dot 
Young Jeanette 



Zabinos The 
Zell H (C) 
Zlras The (C) 
Zoyerra Ed (C) 




HARRY 
COOK 

Harpologuist 
"The 
Man 
With 
a Jag" 



CAROL PARSON 

Leading Lady with 
VICTOR MORLEY CO. 
Next Week (Fob. 7), Orpheum, Denver 



mVLLB — ■ 

Curwood and Gorman 

NOW IN VAUDEVILLE 



LUCILLE -COCKIE 

The Human Bird, 
"COCKIE" 

ENORMOUS SUCCESS With 
HARRY LAUDER ROAD SHOW 



FRANK WARD 

AND HIS 

FAMOUS FINGERS 

| Direction Jttse Fret ■«, W. V. M. k 




A couple of alftiee 
JIM DAN 

FOLEY and O'NEIL 

Direction HARRY WEBER OFFICE 




la a Variety of 

Next Week (Feh. 7), Austin and Little 
Direction. HARRY WEBER 



M1GN0N 

DAINTY LITTLE MIMIC 

Direction, ARTHUR KLEIN 

JUNE R6BERTS 

SOLO DANCER 
12th Week at Churchill's 

Direction, BILLY CURTIS 

SAM J. HARRIS 

Featured with 
"PULLMAN PORTER MAIDS'* 
U. B. O.-Booked Solid 




SWZLQOWMG 




Sam Barton 

THE SILENT 
TRAMP 

Orpheusa Circuit 



Howard Langford 

(Juvenile Light Comedian) 
Featured la the "Night Clerk" 

Direction WM. B. FRIEDLANDER 

GEORGETTE LELAND 

With "IT PAYS TO ADVERTISE" Co. 

Management Cohan A Harris 



LEW-JANE-BEN 

Morton Jewell 

TRIO 

CARE VARIETY, NEW YORK 




ALICE 

COLE 

The Girl 
Tenor 



"Who puts more 
tears in a ballad 
than Jane Cowl does 
la a drama." 

DirsttlM BAIR LOT. 



Flying Werntz Duo 

ORPHEUM CIRCUIT. 



If you don't advertta* la VARIETY, 
>'t advertise. 



HELENE DAVIS 

In Eleven Minutes of Daintiness called 

"PAST AND PRESENT' 
Direction, HARRY WEBER 



PLAYINC U. B. O. TIME 



THE CRISPS 



Just signed to play Interstate Circuit to follow Orpheum Tour. 

This Week (Jan. 31), Orpheum, Salt Lake 

Neat Week (Feb. 7), Orpheum, Denver 

Thanks to FRANK EVANS 

Palace Theatre Building New York 

We will protect our wooden soldier novelty 



so 



VARIETY 




BUSTER 



SANTOS 

JACQUE 
HAYS 

The Girls with the 
Funny (Figure 
In their new net, 

"The 
Health Hunters" 

Touring 
Pantagee Circuit 




TRANSFIELD SISTERS 

Refined Muslcsl Act 
With Dwlght Pepplo's All Girl Musical Rsvus 







"Ths Party 
ths South' 



A BUTTERFLY 
IS A WORM 
THAT HAS 
TURNED 



BILLY 
BEARD 



BERTIE 

FORD 

Dancing a la Tanguay on the wire), 

•ays: 
This seams to ha a season of discontent. 
Aerial performers claim their fly stuff go- 
right over the heads of the audiences and 
wire walkers complain of ths slack season. 
Even foot Jugglers are kicking. 




BILLY . GEORGE 

LLOYD and BRITT 

la "A Mixture of Vaudeville." By Ned Dandy 

Jaa. 31. Celsilal. Hnr Ysrk. 

Ft*. 7. Aliiasra. Haw Ysrfc. 

Feb. 14. Rfyal. Mrs Ysrt. 

£ Feb. 21. Biikvtok, Brsoklya. 

Fth. 28. rmsstt. Brstklya. 

Direction, HARRY FITZGERALD 

The supply of acts may exceed the 
demand, but there is only one 

McINTOSH 

AND MIS 

"Musical Maids" 



Victor Morley 

in "A Regular Army Man" 

Next Week (Feb. 7), Orpheum, Denver 
Direction, FRANK EVANS 

MAYME REMINGTON 

AND COMPANY 

New Act. Booked Solid U. B. O. 



Bluch 

Landolf 

COMEDIAN 

Featured with 
Bud Snyder Co. 

S-C CIRCUIT 
Season 1915-16 



KC 

KENNETH CASEY 

-The Vltagraph Boy* 

Direction, 

JOE PINCUS 
Pat Casey Agency 



JAMES TEDDY 

Champion Jumper of the World 
Direction. H. B. MAR1NELL1. 

Max Ford June Irma 



DANCERS SUPREME 



THE FAYNES 

A CLASSY. FLASHY PAIR 

Representative, JACK FLYNN. 



WALTER 

WE.EMS 

"tivou follies. 



3 STEINDF.L BROS, 

ORPHEUM-UNITED TIME 







J I IVI 



MARIAN 

HARKINS 



Tiv.-Syd. 



AN EXCELLENT APPETIZER 

Martyn «■ Florence 

(VAUDEVILLE'S BEST OPENING ACT) 
En Rout* S-C Tour 



CHAS. Bit U Seen GEO. K. 

Weber - Elliott 

ORPHEUM CIRCUIT 
Direction, MAX E. HAYES 




FRANCES CLARE 



AND 



GUY RAWSON 

VARIETY. New York 

"Would like to hear from all my friends." 

Oswald. Woodside Kennels, Woodslde, L. I. 



PAUL RAHN 

Artistic Character Singer and 

Light Comedian 

"Merrle Garden Revue** 

HOTEL PLANTERS. CHICAGO 

Indefinite 




COY 
de TRICKEY 



Sydney, Australia 



» Educated Roosters 

J Orpbow Cirtiit Dirsctise MORRIS * FEIL 




NOLAN 



and 



NOLAN 



Juat Jugglers 

Hugh D. Mcintosh Time. 




v •JTaVUjU.-eh.W. 



Augusta 

GLOSE 



ORIGINAL 

PIANOLOGUE 

GIRL 

United Time 




PAULINE 
SAXON 

"The Sis Perkins GlrT 

Direction 

JOHN C PEEBLES 



ALFREDO 

Feb. 7— Palace and Woodfreen, Empire, Eng. 




4 MARX BROS. -* CO. 

In "HOME AGAIN" 

Produced by AL SHEAN 

The moat sensational eucceea of the eeaaon 

Next Week (Feb. 7), Majestic, Fort Worth 

Direction HARRY WEBER Address VARIETY, New York 



'A Frenchman la tongue-tied when handcuffed, still a handcuffed audience may not be French" 



FRED (HANK) 



HARRY (ZEKE) 



FENTON and GREEN 



(AND CAT?) IN "MAGIC PILLS' 



Fully Copyrighted 



GARC1NEHI BROTHERS 



and 

MONA 



Just finished a tour of the Orpheum Circuit. Open on the Interstate Circuit Feb. If for 
8 weeks. NEXT WEEK (Feb. lf-12), CRYSTAL, ST. JOE, MO. 



Direction, 



URK 




THIS WEEK (Jan. 31) 

MAJESTIC, SAN ANTONIO 



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MUSICAL COMEDY STOCK OPENS 
FEB. 28 AT MAJESTIC, B'KLYN 



First Venture of Its Kind Over the Bridge. Marks Passing of 

Shubert's Downtown Stand, Leaving Montauk 

Without Opposition. House Has Been 

Shy of Attractions This Season. 



The Majestic, Brooklyn, in the past 
the downtown stand for Shubert at- 
tractions in Brooklyn will go into 
stock Feb. 28 when a musical comedy 
company will be installed. It is the 
first venture of its kind for Brooklyn, 

Manager John R. Pierce of the Ma- 
jestic said this week that it was rather 
premature to announce the new policy, 
as no company or the exact pieces to 
be produced have been chosen. It is 
understood, however, light operas, on 
the order of 'The Chocolate Soldier" 
and "Naughty Marietta," will be the 
type used. 

With the start of the present season 
the Majestic was the only Brook- 
lyn house booked exclusively through 
the Shubert office. The former Shu- 
bert in the Bushwick section is under 
the management of Leo Teller and 
takes its attractions from the Shubert 
and Klaw & Erlanger offices. 

The Majestic has been shy of attrac- 
tions on many occasions this season, 
often forced to play pictures, and this 
week is using "In Old Kentucky," tak- 
ing the old show when "Sadie Love" 
was sent to the storehouse. 

The Montauk, the other Brooklyn 
downtown legit house, has been doing 
the best business in several years with 
$1 top price using "The Birth of A 
Nation" (film) for the second time as 
its attraction this week. 



Mrs. Carter recently played her 
sketch in some of the Orpheum Circuit 
theatres and while in a couple of them 
was attached by a New York dress- 
maker, seeking to collect a long due 
bill for clothes. 

When in Cincinnati Mrs. Carter an- 
nounced to one paper she intended re- 
tiring from the stage and in another 
daily of the same city she denied it. 

Leaving New York some weeks ago 
to commence a middle western vaude- 
ville route, it was then reported there 
was some doubt whether Mrs. Carter 
would keep her engagement, it having 
been said at the time she might 
slip away to the other side. 



"BOOMERANG" ALL SUMMER. 

At the Belasco offices it has been 
decided to keep "The Boomerang" at 
the Belasco theatre during the entire 
summer. 

David Warfield in "Van Der Decken" 
is to open the season at the house next 
September. 



LOEWS BOSTON R XORD. 

Boston. Feb. 9. 
What is believed to be the record 
week's gross for a regular popular 
price vaudeville was the amount taken 
in by Loew's Orpheum here last week. 
It amounted to between $13,000 and 
$13,500. 



MRS. CARTER LEAVES. 

Quietly, almost more so from ac- 
counts, Mrs. Leslie Carter left these 
shores Wednesday of last week on the 
Rotterdam. The actress was bound for 
London, so it is said, and in the wake 
of the steamship, if the account is true, 
followed the wails of the members of 
her vaudeville company who were still 
clamoring for their past due salaries. 



SPECTACLE IN STOCK. 

Pittsburgh, Feb. 9. 

"Joseph and His Brothers" (not to 
be confused with "Joseph and His 
Brethren") is presented here at the 
Grand by the Davis Stock this week. 
The piece is a spectacle. This is the 
initial production on any stage. 

Alice Fleming and Wtn. I.. Gibson 
play the leads. 



MISLEADING ADVERTISING. 

Washington, Feb. 9. 

The advance advertising here for the 
advent of the New York Winter Gar- 
den failure "The World of Pleasure," 
playing here this week, carried the 
names of several well-known stage fav- 
orites no longer with the company and 
one never with it. 

Franklyn Ardell, who never ap- 
peared with the attraction, was billed 
as one of the features. 



"CHARITY BALL" FOR REVIVAL. 

The annual revival of a former suc- 
cess with an all star cast which was 
planned as a yearly feature by Charles 
Frohman prior to his death, will be 
continued this year, in association with 
David Belasco. 

"The Charity Ball" is to be the piece 
if present indications arc right. 

At present those who are selecting 
the cast are figuring on. 



BENEFIT FOR RECRUITING. 

The monster benefit to be held at the 
Liberty theatre Sunday evening, Feb- 
ruary 20 t is primarily proposed to 
stimulate recruiting for the 71st Rcgi- 



CATHOLIC ACTORS' GUILD MEETS 

The regular monthly meeting of tht 
Catholic Actors' Guild of America wai 
held at the Hotel Astor last Friday af 
ternoon. Jere J. Cohan, the president 
presided, and the Rev. John Talbo 
Smith, founder of the Guild, was th 
principal speaker of the afternoon. 

The objects of the Guild are to pro 
mote the best interests of the stage an 
the Church together on spiritual an 
religious lines by social intercourse o 
the clergy, laity and the profession o: 
more liberal lines. 

The Rev. Joseph F. Delaney is Chap- 
lain of the Guild, and his church of St. 
Malachy's on West 49th street, (in 
the center of the theatrical district), 
has been officially designated by Car- 
dinal Farley as the Actors' Church. 

All Catholic members of the profes- 
sion are asked to join the Guild, and 
application blanks may be obtained 
from William E. Cotter, 505 Fifth ave- 
nue, New York. 

The present officers of the Guild are 
Jere J. Cohan, president; Francis X. 
Hope, vice-prisident; Wm. E. Cotter, 
secretary-treasurer; the Rev. Talbot 
Smith, chairman of the Executive com- 
mittee. 

Committee on Good Works, John 



ment of the National Guard, and see- 
ondarily it is for the benefit of Com- Q'Neil, John D. O'Hara Joseph R. 
pany A of that regiment, Ray Hodf- /Garry. George M. Cohan, Wilton 
don, captain. The proceeds will be/ Lackaye. Brandon Tynan, William 



used to furnish up the Company AJg 
room. / 

In the same company as a private 
is Joseph Klaw, son of Marc Klaw. 
Mr. Hodgdon is a vaudeville booking 
agent. Between the two theatrical men 
and others in Captain Hodgdonfg com- 
pany the Liberty theatre peHi4*rwallce 
is an assured success. 



Cotirtleigh. Frank Fogarty. 
Meetings are held monthly. 



TEXAS OVERRUN 

Chicago, Feb. '>. 

Texas is overrun with ^ho*v r espe- 
cially legits, and manage jg rciu. ling 
from that State say that t<nere s r : fully 
a half dozen minstrel ♦rr H ,r»r- 1*1 .lyinK 
in close territory. 

Fred Bycrs closed nis "(ml .id the 
T.amp" company, say ;.,g that he 
couldn't get suitab^ \ ' Uti v ..id that 
further progress t' rout h i'exas was 
impossible owing u th ■ -. MMe being 
surf* ited with sho'v' 



BENNETT IN THOMAS PLAY. 

A new play by Augustus Thomas to 
be produced by Forhman was placed 
in rehearsal Tuesday. The title is "On 
the Rio Grande." 

It is said to be a short casted piece 
with only seven characters. 

Among those engaged for it is Rich- 
ard Bennett. 



MOUNTFORD ON A TRIP. 

Following the White Rats Ball the 
night of March 16 at the New Amster- 
dam Hall on West 44th street, Harry 
Mountford, of that organization, in- 
tends taking a flying trip to the Coast, 
making a speech on each stop en route. 
He will be gone for about 40 days. 



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DILLINGHAM-ZIEGFELD COMBINE & 
DE COURVILLE AFTER CENTURY 

American Producers Have Word of Otto H. Kahn That They 
Can Have House. Would Defeat Opposition. William J. 
Wilson, de Courville's Representative, Trying to 
Secure Lease. Rumors of Friction Regard- 
ing Hippodrome Bring 



Two separate deals are under way 
for the Century opera house. One has 
Albert de Courville of the London Hip- 
podrome as a bidder, and the other is 
a combination of Charles Dillingham 
and Florenz Zeigfeld. It is said the 
latter pair have the word of Otto H. 
Kahn they may have the structure. 

A combination of Dillingham and 
Zeigfeld at the Century would of neces- 
sity eliminate any opposition whatever 
in New York. The Winter Garden on 
the strength developed lately could 
hardly be cbnsidered opposition to any 
of the big revues in town. 

Should de Courville enter this coun- 

ry and succeed in getting the Century 

.ie would begin to cut into both the 

Dillingham and Zeigfeld pie. This these 

two managers may wish to avoid. 

The English producer has the ac- 
cumulated theatrical properties of six 
years' producing in London and he 
would undoubtedly cut a figure in New 
York when starting after the American 
dollars. 

There is another angle on the Dilling- 
ham-Zeigfeld combination that has pre- 
sented itself during the past week in 
the shape of rumor that all was not 
well between the ( T nited States Realty 
directors and Mr. Dillingham. The lat- 
ter is in on the Hippodrome on a salary 
of $Z~ 000 annually and a percentage of 
the pr ' n Tt would sc-.-m as though 
R. H. I'.:jvrs«iu» the stage director, at 
the "Hip," whose salary is approximate- 
ly $15,000 annually, h. s gotten into im- 
mense favor with the directors other 
than Mr. Black, who : .s strong for Dil- 
lingham. Some of the dirftors who 
know little of show business believe 
the stage director who is always on 
the ground is responsible for the suc- 
cess of the Hip, without realizing that 
the tremendous personality and the 
quiet method of Mr. Dillingham were 
the biggest factor. 

At the Dillingham office this wr.-fc it 
was denied there is any possibility oi 
friction between Mr. Dillingham and 
the realty people. Mr. Dillingham is 
enjoying a well earned vacation in 
Florida and will return in time to look 
after the producing of a comedy in 
which Frank Mclntyre is to star. Noth- 
ing would be said by Bruce Edwards, 
his general manager, regarding the 
Century other than what was printed 
in the daily papers. 

William J. Wilson, Wednesday, stat- 
ed that he had instructions by cable 
from Mr. de Courville to close for the 
Century at % the earliest moment pos- 
sible and in the event the Century 
should pass to the Zcigfeld-Dillingham 
combine, he is commissioned to ar- 
range for another theatre in New 
York, large enough to accommodate 



the style of entertainment the Lon- 
don producer intends giving on this 
side. 



McLELLAN'S REVUE ENDS. 

London, Feb. 9. 

The George B. McLellan revue at 
the Queens closed Feb. 5. 

This production was financed by 
Walter DeFrece, who declared before 
it opened he wouldn't take $25,000 for 
his "bit." 

After the first act on the opening 
night said he would give that sum to be 
out of it. 



NEW MELO SUCCESSFUL 

London, Feb. 9. 
At the Duke of York's Ethel Horni- 
man successfully produced a new meloi 
drama, "The Joan Dancers," by Capt. 
Stayton. 



ELLEN FROST HELD. 

London, Feb. 9. 
Ellen Frost, a variety artist, charged 
in the Nottingham Magistrates' Court 
with sending air-raid news in a letter 
to her agent (Montague, in London) 
was remanded on bail. 



JAMES WELCH RETURNS. 

London, Feb. 9. 
James Welch reappeared at the 
Coliseum this week, after a protracted 
illness, in a new playlet entitled "What 
a Bargain," and received a hearty wel- 
come. 



ALICE DOVEY IN LONDON. 

London, Feb. 9. 
Albert de Courville has sent instruc- 
tions to America to place Alice Dovey 
under contract for a London appear- 
ance if possible. 




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The last f f . w n .< m > r « e « of that ordeal on the 
Gus Sun utt *» rr slowly but surely fading 

away. 



ANNA HELD IN CHICAGO. 

Chicago, Feb. 9. 
After playing a few weeks on the 
Orpheum Circuit (including its coast 
stands) Anna Held will appear at the 
Majestic here next week, receiving 
$2,000. Her act will be the same as 
when at the Palace, New York, earlier 
in the season. 



NORA BAYE8 RESTINO. 

After this week Nora Bayes will can- 
cel her vaudeville engagements for a 
month, going to Florida for a rest. 

Miss Bayes has been playing con- 
tinuously, 14 shows weekly, since Sept 
6. It was reported about that time 
she was in delicate health. 



ALHAMBRA CLOSING. 

London, Feb. 9. 
The Alhambra will close Feb. 9 and 
remain so until the new revue by Fred 
Thompson and George Grossmith is 
ready for presentation there. 

George Robey and Alfred Lester 
have been engaged for principal com- 
edy roles. 



-STOP THIEF" WITHDRAWN. 

London, Feb. 9. 

"Stop Thief was withdrawn from 
the Prince of Wales Saturday. 

Messrs. Butt, Grossmith and Laur- 
illard will present Raymond Hitchcock 
there in a new musical play about the 
end of March. 



PALLADIUM 3 DAILY. 

London, Feb. 9. 
The Palladium is playing three 
shows daily with an all-star bill. Here- 
tofore it has been giving two shows 
nightly and three matinees — Mondays, 
Wednesdays and Saturdays. 



NEW "SHELL OUT." 

London, Feb. 9. 

A. P. de Courville presented the sec- 
ond edition of "Shell Out" at the Com- 
edy Feb. 2, with eight new scenes, new 
costumes and new numbers. 

Billy Gould and Belle Ashlyn, who 
were added to the cast, got over. 



WILL OLIVER DIES. 

London, Feb. 9. 
Will Oliver, agent, formerly an ani- 
mal impersonator, died Feb. 1, aged 63. 



Duprei Scores in "Passing Show." 

London, Feb. 9. 

The touring company of "The Pass- 
ing Show" opened at the Finsbury Park 
Empire Monday. 

Fred Dtprez scored a pronounced 
success in the role of the old showman. 



Darrell and Conway Open in London. 

London, Feb. 9. 
Darrell and Conway, Americans, 
opened at the Oxford Monday night 
r.nd did well. 



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DANCER DIES ABROAD. 

Paris, Feb. 9. 
Reggie de Veulle, the dancer who 
created an impression in America when 
a member of "The Queen of the Moulin 
Rouge," was reported dead last week. 
An overdose of a narcotic is said to 
have been the cause. 



IN PARIS. 

Paris, Jan. 27. 
Work is being continued on the con- 
struction of the new vaudeville theatre 
in Paris to be opened by A. Butt and 
Walter de Frece, and the foundation 
stone was laid in January. This signi- 
fies that the foundations are completed 
and the building of the hall is well in 
hand. Giggy Neighbour, the little 
daughter of the manager of the Al- 
hambra, had the honor of "laying the 
stone" at a private ceremony. British 
and French coins were placed under 
the stone — for the gratification of fu- 
ture generations. 

A charity fete for the red cross 
(Salonica branch) was held at the Gau- 
mont Palace (Hippodrome) Jan. 20, the 
band of the English Grenadier Guards 
coming in from the front to take part 
in the performance. It was a big suc- 
cess. 

The comedy-bouffe has been with- 
drawn at the Nouveau Cirque and 
Manager Debray is now presenting 
vaudeville, with excellent business. 
Geo. Pasquier is in charge as adminis- 
trator. 

A. Franck, director of the Gymnase, 
had recently inaugurated a system of 
charging reduced prices for reserved 
seats, contrary to the French practice 
of adding a booking fee. The innova- 
tion has not shown any increase in the 
receipts and has been withdrawn (to 
some more propitious time, as the man- 
agement announces). Business re- 
mains fair at most houses, in fact better 
than was anticipated. 



CHINESE QUARREL 

Memphis, Feb. 9. 

The recent trouble among the mem- 
bers of Long Tack Sam's Oriental com- 
pany, now playing the Orpheum circuit, 
came to a climax here last week when 
Lon Gem Sen, a member of the aggre- 
gation was arrested on a complaint 
lodged by Long Tack Sam. When the 
smoke had cleared it was determined 
Lon Gem Sen and his seven-year old 
daughter would return to China as soon 
as convenient 

The Chinese quarrelled over the pres- 
ence of Long Tack Sam's European 
wife, the argument developing into a 
serious matter when the prisoner 
threatened to insert the blade of a 
sharp knife between the ribs of Long 
Tack Sam, who, incidentally, is his 
brother. 

After the local police department had 
concluded they had no voice in the de- 
portation affair, the Chinese adjusted 
the matter between themselves. 



ARDELL'S SKETCH. 

Vaudeville is to witness the return 
of Franklyn Ardell to it in a new 
sketch, containing Mrs. Ardell as the 
principal support. It will mark the 
debut of Mrs. Ardell on the variety 
stage. 

Since leaving the twice daily Mr. 
Ardell has played in a couple of pro- 
ductions, but has grown a bit bank 
weary of the long-rehearsal-before- 
opening stunt. 



VAUDEVILLE 



MARCUS LOEW SECURES N.Y. ROOF 
TO DOUBLE ON DOWNTOWN SHOW 



Wm. Morris 9 Jarden De Dante to Be Converted Into Picture 

Palace to Accommodate Theatre's Overflow. Will Have 

a Seating Capacity of 1,800 When Remodeled. 



The New York Roof with all of its 
improvements, last used for a dancing 
cabaret, has passed to the management 
of Marcus Loew through an arrange- 
ment reached with Klaw & Erlanger. 

Mr. Loew will shortly open the Roof 

with the same picture entertainment 

now given downstairs in the New York 

theatre, also leased by him from the 

same firm. The upstairs place will 

likely have its name changed to "The 

Venetian Garden" or a similar title that 
will remove the word "Roof 1 from the 
billing. The object of Mr. Loew is said 
to be to have the roof take the over- 
flow at night from the theatre below. 

The New York Roof was operated 
by William Morris for a long while in 
conjunction with the New York thea- 
tre, Mr. Morris agreeing to pay $2,000 
weekly throughout the year. Later, 
when Loew took the theatre, Morris 
secured the Roof for $250 a week there- 
after, and last summer turned it over 
to a trio of men who had some ideas 
about a cabaret roof garden tney 
wished to apply. The last tenants 
were dispossessed a couple of weeks 
ago. 

The Loew agreement for upstairs is 
reported something like that he has for 
the theatre, a weekly guarantee to 
Klaw & Erlanger with a division of 
profits. The guarantee for the theatre 
is said to be $1,250, and Loew's guar- 
antee for the Roof is reported at $400 
a week. 

The Roof will seat about 1,800 when 
arranged according to Loew's plan, 
which is to cut off the extreme ends for 
a lounging place, leaving only the front 
before the present stage to be filled 
with seats. 

The New York theatre plays a 
straight picture policy, changing fea- 
ture daily. Saturday, when the new 
A. H. Woods feature film, "New York," 
was the draw, the New York house 
turned away thousands of people. 



CHAMBERLAIN BROWN MOVES. 

For the second time in ten years the 
front page of Variety bears an ad- 
vertisement in type. Chamberlain 
Brown is the first manager or agent 
using a front page display advertise- 
ment to announce his new office in the 
Fitzgerald (Geo. M. Cohan theatre) 
Building at Broadway and 43d street. 

The front page announcement of Mr. 
Brown's this week is also the most 
costly display advertisement ever pub- 
lished by a theatrical paper, Mr. Brown 
paying $1,000 for it. 

Mr. Brown severed his connection 
with the American Play Co. last week. 
He immediately arranged to take the 
front page of Variety in type to let 
the world at large know, of the loca- 



tion of his new offices. Mr. Brown 
is looked upon as one of the most suc- 
cessful and enterprising players' repre- 
sentatives extant. 

At present he is handling as exclu- 
sive representative and business man- 
ager the largest list of theatrical talent 
obtainable. He has been particularly 
successful in placing vaudeville feature 
acts and headliners with productions. 

Mr. Brown made his advent in New 
York theatrical circles as an agent only 
three years ago, with offices in the 
Aeolian Building. So rapid was his 
rise last September the American Play 
Co. made overtures to him to conduct 
a players' engagement department 
Brown remained with them until last 
week, being most successful, but dif- 
ferences arose over the management of 
the office and the manager decided that 
he would again conduct his business 
personally. 

His new offices are located on the 
ninth floor of the Fitzgerald Building 
in suites 905 and 906, where he has 
installed his complete office staff as- 
sociated with him in the past 



"QUEEN OF THE CASTANETS." 

Commencing yesterday at the Maxine 
Elliott theatre, La Argentina, a dancer 
from Spain, commenced a series of 
matinee performances which may lead 
to her appearance in local vaudeville. 
Charles Bornhaupt is attending to any 
vaudeville negotiations. 

La Argentina is known at home as 
"The Queen of the Castanets." That, 
as well as her dancing, has attracted 
the favor of her country. She recently 
married a wealthy resident of Buenos 
Aires, and her husband is with her in 
New York. 



BOND AND CASSON SPLIT. 

Betty Bond and Jimmie Casson, a 
vaudeville two-act, have separated. 



Josie Heather Has Divorce. 

Baltimore, Feb. 9. 
A divorce was granted here last 
week to Josie Heather from her hus- 
band, Max Ford (formerly of the Four 
Fords). No alimony asked. 




SUING LASKY ON FOLIES BERGERE. 

The Harris Estate is reported as 
having instituted a suit against Jesse 
L. Lasky over a series of notes which 
he signed in connection with the 
Folies Bergere (now the Fulton thea- 
tre) on West 46th street. At the time 
the "Folies" opened Jesse Lasky and 
the late Henry B. Harris were part- 
ners in the venture, which proved a 
failure. The theatrical manager was 
about four years ahead of the times 
and Broadway Js that particular it will 
only accept "what it wants when it 
wants it" 

The suit is said to be for $120,000 on 
notes which the new picture producer 
failed to take up after the closing of 
the music halL 



SHAKING UP THE PALACE. 

The Palace theatre is receiving a 
daily shaking by the blasting for the 
new subway Union station, to be used 
by all of the subway lines converging 
in the Times Square section. 

It is to be located in the little tri- 
angle directly in front of the Palace. 
This week the sand hogs were bur- 
rowing away at a depth of about 30 
feet under the theatre's foundation. As 
they struck rock that had to be cut 
through they let off several blasts that 
seemed to shake the entire building. 

The shocks were so severe it was 
discovered the filament in the electric 
globes in the foots and boarders of the 
theatre were destroyed and had to be' 
replaced after each performance. 



JOLSON SHOW OPENING. 

New Haven, Feb. 9. 
The Al Jolson Winter Garden, New 
York, show, "Robinson Crusoe, Jr.," 
is to open here to-morrow night, re- 
maining the rest of the week. It will 
return to New York, laying off for 
dress rehearsing probably the first 
three days, likely opening at the Gar- 
den there next Thursday, Feb. 17. 

Late last week the Marco Twins were 
added to the cast of the Jolson show, 
which has been in rehearsal for about 
nine weeks. 

Theo. Kosloff and Mile. Cartier left 
the Jolson show during rehearsals. 
The duo were depended on for one of 
the big dancing numbers. 

"Town Topics," now at the Garden* 
will leave there Saturday, taking a spe- 
cial train to Detroit after which the 
production will probably go into the 
Chicago theatre (formerly American 
Music Hall), Chicago, for a run. 



Mcdonald & Carroll apart. 

Ballard McDonald and Harry Carroll 
have dissolved their long standing part- 
nership, McDonald becoming associated 
with D. B. Berg where he will attend 
to the vaudeville material of Berg's 
productions. 



MATTHEWS' NEW MAN. 

Bob Matthews has made a change 
in the cast of his "Dreamland" act, 
adding Sol Lesser to the company in 
the comedy role formerly handled by 
Al Shayne. The turn is playing the 
Poli time. 



SWEATNAM BOOKED. 
Willis P. Sweatnam has been booked 
in vaudeville in a sketch called "In 
Ole Nu'Leans," written by A. R. De 
Beer and Adam Hull Shirk. It will 
require a company of eight 



BERNARD RETURNS. 
Mt Clemens, Mich., Feb. 9. 
Sam Bernard expects to resume his 
vaudeville tour at the Davis, Pittsburgh, 
next week. 

Mr. Bernard has been here recovering 
from an attack of rheumatic gout 



JOSEPHINE COHAN ILL. 

Mrs. Fred Niblo (Josephine Cohan) 
has been quite ill the past few days, 
her condition greatly worrying the 
immediate family. 



MOSCONI BROS. 

Scoring unusual success with "SOONER OR 
LATER," an.l "KANGAROO HOP," both pub- 
lished by JEROME H. REMICK & CO. 



COMPOSER ENGACED. 

Anatol Friedland, the composer, is 
engaged to be married to Frances 
Vogel, a non-professional 



COHAN'S REVUE MUSIC— SNYDER. 

The George M. Cohan revue produced 
at the Astor this week by Cohan & 
Harris will have its music published 
by Waterson, Berlin & Snyder. 

The same firm published the music 
of the last Cohan musical piece, "Hello 
Broadway," and is said to have paid 
$10,000 for the privilege. It is under- 
stood Cohan & Harris presented the 
publishing rights for the new show 
to Waterson, Berlin & Snyder, gratis, 
through no pronounced hit having de- 
veloped from the "Hello Broadway" 
production. 



SOLD SELLINO SONO. 

Bernard Grossman, through his at- 
torneys, House, Grossman & Vorhaus, 
has started action against Harry De 
Costa and Witmark & Co. to secure an 
accounting of the royalties for the song, 
"Little Grey Mother." Grossman wrote 
the lyrics and De Costa the music. 

The plaintiff contends he gave De 
Costa the right to market the song and 
was informed by the latter he could se- 
cure $25 for it from Witmark in an out- 
right sale. Grossman gave his consent, 
but learned later De Costa failed to 
sell the song and was receiving a roy- 
alty from Witmark from it 

Grossman claims half of any royal- 
ties paid on the number are due him. 



MELNOTTE TWINS A TRIO. 

The Melnotte Twins (Coral and 
Pearl) returned to New York last 
week from the middle west. Pearl 
Melnotte was married about a year ago 
and wished to await an interesting 
family event at home. 

Coral Melnotte will probably reap- 
pear in vaudeville as a part of a two- 
act, the other half being a young man 
yet to be selected who can measure up 
to her in stage work. 



Berlin Taking In Palm Beach. 
After a couple of weeks of vacation- 
ing at French Lick, following the 
launching of the Gaby show (for which 
he wrote the words and music), Irving 
Berlin is on another" pleasure jaunt, this 
time making it Palm Beach, Florida. 



VAUDEVILLE 



A. B. C. SECURES FIRM GRIP ON 
COAST VAUDEVILLE SITUATION 



Booking Affiliation With Ackerman-Harris Combine Gives 

Affiliated Booking Corporation Complete Route From 

Chicago to Coait. Portland Orpheum Included 

in List. Others to Follow. 



San Francisco, Feb. 9. 
With the consummation of a book- 
ing arrangement between the Acker- 
man-Harris combine and the Affiliat- 
ed Booking Corporation of Chicago, the 
vaudeville situation here assumed a 
brand new angle this week, giving the 
A. B. C. a position of importance far 

elevated above its several competitors 
in the western booking field, for the 
affiliated now has an intact chain of 
houses running from Chicago to the 
coast and back again. 

The announcement of this booking 
amalgamation is equaled in importance 
and interest by the news that the Ack- 
erman-Harris company has acquired 
the Orpheum, Portland, and will con- 
vert it into a Hippodrome playing road 
shows sent west by the Affiliated 
Agency. 

The Ackerman-Harris arrangement 
however, does not interfere with the 
booking franchise held here by the 
Graumans who own the local Empress 
and that house will retain its exclusive 
prior rights to all acts sent west by 
the Affiliated. 

Some legal entanglement is liable to 
happen through the Ackerman-Harris 
acquisition at Portland, for the Grau- 
mans claim to have an option on the 
lease and threaten a suit unless the 
matter is amicably adjusted. 

It is known Ackerman-Harris are 
negotiating for houses in Salt Lake 
City, Butte, Spokane, Seattle and Den- 
ver and it is expected some definite 
action will take place on those propo- 
sitions before the end of the week. 

Fred Lincoln of the Affiliated is here 
assisting things along and tightening 
up the booking arrangements for his 
Chicago concern. 

The arrangement made between the 
Affiliated and the Ackerman-Harris or- 
ganization practically means that re- 
gardless of the possibility of a trans- 
fer of the Sullivan-Considine circuit, 
the booking will remain with the Affili- 
ated, for should John Considine dispose 
of any of his holdings it is understood 
the Ackerman-Harris people will have 
first opportunity to purchase, and the 
Affiliated would be on the inside. 

Incidentally this new arrangement 
will make it doubly hard for the West- 
ern Vaudeville Managers' Association 
to get a firm foothold on far western 
booking territory, for with the Bert 
Levey holdings well tied up and the 
new amalgamation, the field is prac- 
tically barren of hopeful possibilities. 

The Affiliated is not only increasing 
its strength in the far west, hut is 
making strenuous overtures in the 
south and middle west. N. T. Kissick 



will make his second journey south 
Feb. 15, this time to close up several 
franchises below the Dixie line. 
Houses are also being lined up directly 
east of Chicago, and two complete 
routes are now established between 
Denver and Chicago, the principal one 
bringing the shows into the Empress 
Des Moines, which recently returned 
to the Affiliated books. 



INTERMISSION EXCITEMENT. 

The managers of small town vaude- 
ville houses in the country which have 
been in the custom of having an inter- 
mission in the middle of their programs 
have found that the people want to 
be amused even during the ten-minute 
lapse. 

Some managers have been releasing 
small balloons through the hoiise much 
after the style of the cabarets. The 
people punch away at the balloons 
until the show resumes. 



ROSE'S 30 ACTS. 

Maurice Rose, of Rose & Curtis, re- 
turned Monday from his first visit to 
Chicago. While out there he corralled 
thirty western turns (fifteen of which 
are "girls acts") for eastern bookings. 

Mr. Rose also arranged for his firm 
to represent Menlo Moore, Dwight 
Pepple, Jack Patten, Lou Shean and 
Minnie Palmer in the east. They are 
mostly tabloid producers. 



Darling's 25,000 Mailing List. 

Al Darling, the manager of the 
Colonial, is sending out by mail 25,000 
announcements regarding the change of 
the price policy at his theatre, com- 
mencing Monday. 




CASEY GETS DE VR1ES. 

The decision in the matter of com- 
mission on the bookings of Henri de 
Vries on the big time has been ren- 
dered in favor of the Pat Casey Agency 
by the United Booking Offices, before 
which a complaint was placed by H. 
B. Marinelli. 

Marinelli claimed the commission, 
he says, through having been in nego- 
tiation with de Vries for a year before 
the Holland protean actor lately came 
over here on speculation, when he was 
booked by Casey at the Palace, New 
York. 

The Casey Agency also secured an 
Orpheum Circuit route for de Vries at 
$750 weekly. Marinelli at once pre- 
sented his protest, also on the further 
ground that under his understanding 
with the United, he (Marinelli) was en- 
titled to the credit of all foreign book- 
ings on big time over here. Marinelli 
denies the latter, saying there are many 
instances of where foreign acts have 
been booked by other U. B. O. agents 
since he re-entered that agency, and 
that those agents received the com- 
mission. 



BOHM CASE MOTION. 

A motion made on behalf of Frank 
Bohm by O'Brien, Malevinsky and 
Driscoll to strike out certain clauses 
as irrelevant in the answer by the 
United Booking Offices to Bohm's com- 
plaint, has been denied by the court. 
Maurice Goodman appeared for the 
agency. 

The Bohm action is to recover al- 
leged commission withheld by the U. 
B. O. while Bohm was booking through 
that office. The claim amounts to 
about $10,000. In the answer the U. B. 
O. stated the commissions were re- 
tained by the Vaudeville Collection 
Agency in pursuance of an agreement 
entered into between it and Bohm. 

The case is on the calendar for trial. 



MATTHEWS' CROWN. 

Chicago, Feb. 9. 

The Crown (Ed. Rowland, Jr., man- 
ager), which has been playing Stair & 
Havlin attractions, will switch to vau- 
deville Feb. 13, and will be booked by 
James Matthews, of the local Pantages 
office. 

The Crown will change its programs 
Mondays and Thursdays. The Crown 
is now owned by Edward Rowland, 
Sr. The Chicago Pantages office (in 
charge of James Matthews) confirms 
the report Pantages has obtained a 
site in Vancouver, B. C, and will build 
this spring. Pantages also has Tacoma 
under surveillance and a site will be 
decided there soon. 



VIOLIXSKY 

Tlu- musical wizard who recently returned 
east to resume his vaudeville activities after 
a prolonged stay on the Pacific Coast, where 
lie gathered invaluable data for his forthcom- 
ing literary effort. "The Melting Fortune." 



BROOKLYN BUILDING. 

Levy Brothers, Brooklyn real estate 
operators, have purchased a plot of 
ground on Myrtle avenue at Madison 
and Cypress streets, on whic' they will 
erect a theatre with a seating capacity 
of 2,500. The ground was purchased 
from Bauer & Stair. 

The Levys also own the Bedford, 
Brooklyn, which William Fox operates 
with pop vaudeville, 



NEW POLI'S, NEW HAVEN. 

New Haven, Feb. 9. 

S. Z. Poli, before leaving for Florida, 
commissioned Thos. W. Lamb, the 
architect, to draw plans for a theatre 
seating 3,400 to replace the old Poli 
house in this city. 

It Is expected to be finished by next 
season. 



FAILED TO AGREE. 

Hartford, Conn., Feb. 9. 

The management of the Hartford 
theatre and "The Homan Revue," 
which has been at the house several 
weeks, came to a parting of the ways 
Saturday when H. H. Jennings, man- 
ager of the house, held out a certain 
portion of the show's share of the re- 
ceipts, owing to the non-appearance of 
the company's leading woman, Nance 
Shannon, at several performances. 

Fred H. Homan, of the company, re- 
fused to take the money offered. Fi- 
nancial aid was given the "Revue" peo- 
ple by a Mr. Devine, who paid ex- 
penses to Winston where the troupe 
was booked for the current week. 

The Libby Arnold Blondel Musical 
Comedy Co. which has held forth at 
the Art theatre, has ceased to be, pass- 
ing out of existence after last week. 



COLORED HOUSE CHANGES. 

The Lafayette at 132d street and 7th 
avenue has changed hands. The house 
is dark this week, undergoing renova- 
tion. The lease has been taken over 
by the Elita Amusement Co., which 
will operate it in the future with Julian 
Elmore in charge. It reopens Monday 
with "The Darktown Follies of 1916," 
which will remain there for three 
weeks, after which a program of vau- 
deville, pictures and colored stock will 
be installed. 



H. O. H. Wrong Report 

As usual when the Shuberts* press 
sheet attempts to secure any news for 
its pages that is not stolen from other 
publications, it goes wrong. The last 
time was when it printed the Harlem 
opera house would be taken over by 
John Cort May 1. 

The opera house is a B. F. Keith 
property, and can be held as such at 
will. 



Armstrong Sketches on Small Time. 

All of. the late Paul Armstrong 
sketches produced for vaudeville have 
been placed for small time booking 
by Mrs. Armstrong with Goldberg & 
Epstin. 

"To Save One Girl" is now appear- 
ing on the Loew Circuit. Another is 
"The Bank's Half Million," to shortly 
appear on the same time. 



Playing Three Bills Weekly. 

The Lee Ave. Theatre, Brooklyn, has 
installed a pop vaudeville policy, play- 
ing six acts, changing three times 
weekly. 

This is the second time it has been 
tried in Brooklyn; the Jones (now Put- 
nam) was the other, but when the 
Putnam changed management it be- 
came a two-bills-a-week house again. 



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and while I seriously object to the Z0% inorease in our 
rate, I will sign contract in it's present form. 

For years you know, or more probably ever 
since Waterson, Berlin & Snyder organized as a music oonoern, 
it has been customary to trade advertise in several pub- 
lications, we believing to secure full publicity in 
professional oircles where our songs were to c iroulate* 
That made it necessary for us to use all theatrical trade 
weekly s, more or less* 

Since we have made contract with you, we 
have as you know, almost exclusively used your paper for 
professional publicity and let me say right here, that I 
am more than satisfied with the result which we have obtained. 
The matter of faot is, the result has been phenomenal in 
our estimation and we do not hesitate to inform you of it* 
V?e found that we could more promptly and cheaply convey our 
songs to the professional singers through the Variety, than 
we could do through all theatrical weeklye combined. 

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IN AND OUT. 

Henri dc Vries, the foreign protean 
player, is not at the Palace, Chicago, 
this week, Adelaide and Hughes an- 
swering the emergency call. De Vries 
concluded to remain in the east rather 
than play the western time at his 
agreed upon salary. 

Continued illness prevented Violet 
Dale opening at the Harris, Pittsburgh, 
this week, with Marie Fitzgibbon on 
the bill instead. 

Cook and Lorcnz Monday took the 
program space first given to Ruth Roye 
at the Majestic, Chicago. 

Holmes and Buchanan had to leave 
the Alhambra, New York, show last 
Thursday, Harry and Anna Seymour 
going in. (The Seymours had played 
at the 5th Avenue the first half of 
that week.) 

The Four Londons could not open 
at the Hippodrome, Youngstown, Ohio, 
this week, owing to one of the acrobats 
having suffered a slight injury when 
at the Palace, Chicago. Vallecita'i 
Leopards replaced the turn. 

James and Bonnie Thornton did not 
open at the Orpheum, Brooklyn, Mon- 
day, Wenrich and Connolly replacing 
them. Mr. Thornton was ill. His ill- 
ness will prevent the fulfillment of the 
Alhambra engagement next week, Lil- 
lian Shaw substituting. 

Bancroft and Broske left the Pros- 
pect, Brooklyn, program Monday ow- 
ing to voice trouble. The bill was 
long enough. There was no substitu- 
tion. 

Bert Hanlon replaced Dale and 
Boyle in the Royal bill Tuesday, dou- 
bling from the Alhambra for the re- 
mainder of the week. 

Edna Aug retired from the till at the 
81st Street, Monday afternoon and was 
replaced by Cleo Gascoigne. 



NEW ACTS. 

AuRustin MacHugh, the author of 
"Officer 666," and Howard Estabrook 
were jointly responsible for the writ- 
ing of the sketch "Close-up," in which 
Estabrook is to open at the Prospect 
theatre Feb. 21. The company includes 
Marie Curtis, Thomas McKnight and 
Malcolm Murray. 

Katherin Powell was formerly Joan 
Vernie, dancer, Miss Vernie assuming 
her proper name for the dancing act 
in future. 

Grace Foster (at one time Ritter and 
Foster) may do a single. She was 
late "Roberts" with (Tom) Calloway 
and Roberts. 

Thelma Carlton and dancing partner 
with the original Russian Balakai Or- 
chestra. 

Sue MacManamy, David Hcrblin and 
Harmon MacGrcgor in a new act, "The 
10:30 For Chicago." 

Miss Norton (Norton and Nicholson) 
(Paul Nicholson is now touring with 
"Princess Pat") in new act shortly. 

Madeline Harrison is to be seen In 
a new United Booking Offices office 
act. 

Eddie Lee and Co. in "Blessed with 
Stupid and Stupidness." 



BLOW THEATRE SAFE. 

Chicago, Feb. 9. 
Safe blowers cracked the safe of the 
Crawford theatre Sunday night, and 
got away with the receipts. 



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COLUMBIA'S FIGHT FOR CLEAN 
SHOWS SUCCESSFUL IN PHILLY 



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Drastic Orders Issued By Columbia Amusement Co. Coupled 
With Inauguration of New City Administration Has De- 
sired Effect. Indecent Shows to Be Eliminated. No 
More "Cooch" or Body Dancers to Be Permitted. 



Philadelphia, Feb. 9. 
The inauguration of a new city ad- 
ministration combined with the drastic 
orders recently issued by the Columbia 
Amusement Co., to its franchise hold- 
ers has apparenty had the desired effect 
locally, for those particular burlesque 
theatres heretofore notorious for the 
indecent shows permitted have shown 
an inclination to reform and while the 
reformation is not as yet a roaring 
success, the good intentions of the 
local managers may be seen on the 

surface. It might be safely recorded 
the Columbia Circuit directors have 
won a complete victory in their at- 
tempt to eliminate "dirty burlesque" 
and Philadelphia can be included in the 
list of middle-western cities where the 
"cooch" and its accompanying "smut" 
hsfs disappeared forever. 

The cleaning up process is particular- 
ly noticeable at the Trocadero, hitherto 
the principal offender and somewhat re- 
markable through its management's 
open defiance of organization rules and 
the local moral ordinances. The current 
show at the Troc is without the ex- 
ploited "cooch" and with the exception 
of a single "hell" the dialog could safe- 
ly pass the scrutiny of a ministerial 
board of censors. 

An occasional wiggle is discernible 
in the performances of Michaelena 
Pennetti, but this seems due to a weak- 
ness of the individual rather than to the 
looseness of house morals. At any rate 
the advertised "cooch" is absent and 
what remains of it is thoroughly sub- 
dued, in fact the "body dancer" is prac- 
tically extinct in so far as Philadelphia 
and the Trocadero is concerned. And 
strangely enough the business has not 
suffered to any noticeable extent, the 
opening night's (Monday) performance 
of this week being given to almost a 
capacity attendance. 

The action of the Columbia director- 
ate is to be praised highly in the least 
and with the passing of the "Philadel- 
phia cooch" the last sign of suggestive 
burlesque has faded from view. 



OTTUMWA'S SKY-HIGH. 

Cincinnati, Feb. 9. 

Ottumwa, la., has leaped across the 
theatrical spot-light through the activ- 
ity of one A. P. Owens, who operates 
the Grand opera house in that remote 
little villa. The Grand plays traveling 
shows, offering the burlesque manager 
an opportunity to break a necessarily 
long jump. 

Owens has apparently missed the re- 
cent "clean-up" order issued by the 
directors of the Columbia Amusement 
Co. and the American Burlesque Cir- 
cuit. 

In advertising for attractions to ac- 
cept Ottumwa booking he makes it 



decidedly clear that in Ottumwa, the 
sky's the limit insofar as stage decency 
is concerned. His card advertisements 
quote the figures reached by several 
companies holding American Wheel 
franchises with the added information 
that Ottumwa plays to men only. His 
announcement reads as follows: 

Grand Opera House, A. P. Owens, Manager, 

Ottumwa, Iowa. 

Plays Burlesque. 

Aug. 26, "Merry Burlesquers" $358.50 

Sept. 7, "September Morning Glories".. 2J2.00 

Sept 16, "Tango Queens" 821.26 

Oct. 7, "Cabaret Girls" 203.25 

Oct. 14. "Follies of Pleasure" 644.00 

We play men only. Smoking permitted, 
give the dance and put on real burleiaue. 

Are you booked here? If not. why not? 
A. P. 0WBN8. Manager. 

The meaning of this is obvious. 
"Playing men only" and "Give the 
dance" and "Put on real burlesque" are 
phrases that tell their own story. The 
circular is a bid for lewd exhibitions. 
That's what Owens wants for the en- 
tertainment of the men of Ottumwa. 
And he calls himself a theatrical man- 
ager, with the unmitigated gall, based 
upon inexcusable ignorance, to call the 
shows he wants burlesque. 

By a long stretch of the imagination 
there might be some excuse for this 
man, living as he does in a community 
remote from the centres of legitimate 
show business. But there can be no 
excuse for the owners of the companies 
who become parties to his degrading 
business. 



SPENCER PRODUCING STOCK. 

The stock burlesque at the Union 
Square theatre, New York (formerly 
Keith's), now in its 15th week, has 
Billy (Grogan) Spencer as the producer. 

Mr. Spencer's adaptability to this 
style of entertainment is well known 
among burlesque people and that the 
productions are having a long run 
speaks for the success of his latest 
effort. 



CLOSES VICTORIA, PITTSBURGH. 

Pittsburgh, Feb. 9. 

The Victoria was closed Sunday by 
the police and its theatre license sus- 
pended. 

It was charged the house allowed 
immoral dialog to be spoken in its 
shows, and also that suggestive photo- 
graphs were sold. 

Manager Oberwarth expected to re- 
open the house early this week with 
Mayor Armstrong saying he intended 
to discipline the theatre, owing to the 
number of complaints he had received 
against it 

The Victoria plays independent 
burlesque, and is not attached either 
to the Columbia Amusement Co., or 
American Association Circuits. 



ALIENATION SUIT SECOND. 

In the marital troubles of the George 
W. Kingsburys, now before the New 
York Courts, the record tells that be- 
fore Mr. Kingsbury started an action 
to recover $25,000 damages from Henry 
Hart, a music publisher, for alienating 
the affections of his wife, Mrs. Lillian 
Kingsbury had commenced a suit 
through Arthur Fullman, of 302 Broad- 
way, for a legal separation from her 
husband, alleging cruel treatment. The 
application for a separation asks for 
alimony and counsel fee. It was set 
down for argument this week. 

The separation case was started by 
Mrs. Kingsbury Jan. 14. About two 
weeks ago Mr. Kingsbury commenced 
his damage action against Hart. 



"PALS FIRST- PLAY. 

The playing rights to the Francis 
Perry Elliott novel "The Haunted 
Pajamas" have been secured by one of 
the large producing firms, who will 
start the dramatization of the story 
immediately. 

As a play it will be known as "Pals 
First." 



Moves Over in Schenectady. 

Schenectady, N. Y., Feb. 9. 

Commencing Thursday the shows of 
the American Wheel will play at the 
Hudson (formerly Mohawk) in place 
of the Van Curler, which has housed 
them in the past. 

The Schenectady stand splits with 
the Amory, Binghamton. 




THE LIGHTS' CLUBHOUSE 

The picture above shows the progress made in the clubhouse of the Long Island Good Hearted 
Thespian Society, termed in brief, "Lights," the first letter of each word forming the abbreviation. 

Frank Kaufman, secretary pro tern, has sent out an appeal to members to collect applications 
for new memberships, otherwise, Mr. Kaufman says, it may become necessary to take in lay 
members. 

The Lights' clubhouse is located at Freeport, Long Island, and the society is now composed 
only of those closely connected with theatricals. 

A bulkhead about the clubhouse is nearly completed and work has been commenced upon the 
grounds surrounding it. A baseball field and tennis courts have bees l%id out. 



OBITUARY. 

J. J. Maloney died Jan. 21 at New 
Orleans where he had been sent by 
Johnny Ray to recuperate from a break- 
down. Mahoney was well known the- 
atrically, having been stage manager at 
different times for Sothern, Mansfield, 
etc., and more recently a picture direc- 
tor. At the time of his illuess he was 
directing the erection of the picture 
studio being built at Cleveland by Mr. 
Ray. 

Harry Ballin (of Ballou) was re- 
ported in the New York Herald Sun- 
day to have died from an intestinal 
trouble on the "Baltic" last week while 
on his way to New York. He was 
buried at sea. The deceased is believed 
to have been an American actor lately 
in London. The Herald reported him 
as an American dancer. 

Edmund H. Reardon died Feb. 4 in 
St. Luke's Hospital of pneumonia. He 
had been on the legitimate stage for 
many years, but recently has been ap- 
pearing in pictures. Funeral was from 
his home in Boston. A mother sur- 
vives. 

Harry Dillon of the Dillon Brothers 
(vaudeville) died Feb. 6 at his home in 
Cortland, N. Y. He was 45 years old. 
He was a song writer. Among his 
biggest numbers in popularity some 
years ago was "Put Me Off at Buffalo." 

The mother of Bertha Hyde died at 
her home in Camden, N. J., Jan. 31. 
She was 71 years of age. 

D. O. Gibbs, father of Harry Gibbs 
(Gibbs and Colwell), died at White- 
hall, N. Y., Jan. 26. 

The father of Elsie Follette Wicks 
(Follette and Wicks) died recently of 
pneumonia. He had arrived recently 
from Germany to visit his daughter, 
but died before reaching Oklahoma, 
where she is living. 



Frank J. Bassett, former stage man- 
ager of the Tabor Grand and Broad- 
way, Denver, died Feb. 5. He was 
one of the organizers of the Theatrical 
Protective Union. 

John Joseph Wood, a tenor in 
vaudeville, died last week at his home 
in Brooklyn of pneumonia. He was 
23 years old. 

Will R. Antisdel, advance man for 
William Hodge, died at the City Hos- 
pital, Boston, Feb. 8. He was 43 years 
old and leaves a wife and four children. 

Mrs. R. J. Follis, mother of the Fol- 
lis Sisters and Le Roy, died Jan. 23 in 
Chicago. She was the mother of 11 
children, all in theatricals. 



Edith Williams, in musical comedy 
for several years, died Jan. 27 at the 
home of her sister in Toronto. 

Jack Cluny, for several years con- 
nected with the Hanlon Brothers, died 
Jan. 29. 



Florence Moore (late of Montgomery 
and Moore) was married Jan. 31 st 
Atlantic City to Jules I. Schwob, ion 
of a New York jeweler. 



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An application is going before Con- 
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Walter Rosenberg was married 
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more. His wife was Gertrude Blum- 
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The Lee and Fogg Musical Comedy 
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away Mexican money with each ad- 
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S. H. Grisman, assistant general 
manager of the New York B. S. Moss 
vaudeville theatres, has severed his 
connections with that circuit. 

The 3 Da For Bros., after rehears- 
ing with the Winter Garden show for 
two weeks, disagreed over the numbers 
alotted to them in their role, and re- 
tired from the cast 

Ethel Gilmore, a premier with the 
Chicago grand opera organization, re- 
placed Dazie with the Shuberts' "Maid 
in America." Paul Durand placed the 
dancer. 

Charles H. Schwenk, recently con- 
nected with the Department of Public 
Works, Buffalo, has been appointed 
treasurer of the Shea Amusement Co. 
of that city. 

The Poloff Sisters will retire from 
the stage for one year, through the 
death of their father last month. The 
girls are to remain at their home at 
113 57th St., Brooklyn. 

The opera house at Amsterdam, 
N. Y., started a vaudeville policy ot 
four acts this week. The split week 
programs are booked through Walter 
Plimmer of the Amalgamated. 

A new shoe shop under the manage- 
ment of Weitberger has been opened 
at 152 West 45th street with a full line 
of "different" shoes that arc made 
specially for the profession. 



The Daly Stock which has been play- 
ing in Muskegon, Mich., has removed 
to La Crosse, Wis., where it will be 
open Feb. 13. The company plays two 
shows a week with prices 10—20. 

The Hippodrome, at Ogdensburg, 
N. Y., has been leased b J. J. Living- 
ston, who will operate it with vaude- 
ville, four acts booked through the 
Amalgamated Agency. 

Jules Micheals, connected with the 
management of the Academy, Buffalo, 
has been appointed general manager of 
the Regent, Buffalo, a picture house. 
Harry Murray is business manager. 

Phil Boyte is now assistant manager 
at the Colonial, Erie, Pa. The house 
pneumonia, has recovered and is stag- 
ing several musical acts, before return- 
ing to picture work. 

Foreign ice skaters are much in de- 
mand over here, but with most of 
them in war countries agents are ex- 
periencing great difficulty in secur- 
ing any. 

Howard Estabrook's song, "No One 
At Home To Love," which he wrote 
and introduced in his vaudeville act, 
is to be published by Jerome H. 
Remick & Co. 



Mrs. Grace Rogers, wife of Dore 
Rogers of "Potash and Perlmutter in 
Society," is recovering from a severe 
attack of pneumonia at the Lakewood 
Hotel, Lakewood. 



"In Old Kentucky" opens at the 
Manhattan opera house Monday for a 
run. It is intended to keep the piece 
there for six weeks if business war- 
rants. 

Bert Angeles, formerly director for 
George Kleine, who has been under the 
care of Efr. Melvin Wolk since last 
September, owing to a severe attack of 
pneumonia, has recovered and is stag- 
ing several musical acts, before return- 
ing to picture work. 

Harry Houdini last week at the Ma- 
jestic, San Antonio, secured exceptional 
publicity in the dailies when he released 
himself from a straight jacket while 
suspended in mid air from the roof of 
the Empress Building. A crowd of 
12,000 witnessed the feat. The San An- 
tonio Express staged the affair. 

Ray Hodgdon attends to the book- 
ing of a vaudeville sketch called 
"Which Shall I Marry?" He wanted 
to place it at Shea's, Buffalo, so wired 
Mike Shea: "'Which Shall I Marry?' 
out of Chicago. Love and Kisses. 
Ray." When Mr. Shea next came to 
New York, Ray took a vacation for 
a few days. 



THE WHITE RATS NEWS 

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The Charles Dillingham Benefit for 
the Actor's Fund will be given at the 
Hippodrome Sunday night, instead of 
the Globe, as first announced. Only 
professionals under engagement in the 
Dillingham attractions will appear. 

In a Northern Pacific derailment a 
couple of weeks ago, between Anaconda 
and Seattle, Mrs. Gray (Gray and Gra- 
ham) and Miss Ranous (Ranous and 
Nelson) were injured sufficiently to 
cause their removal to a local hospital 

Joe Wood's "Junior Revue" will start 
over the Pantages Circuit shortly after 
filling present engagements for the 
Western Vaudeville Managers' Associ- 
ation (Chicago), returning to that time 
upon completing the Pantages tour. 

Helen Royton, who retired from mu- 
sical comedy about five years ago to 
go abroad and sing in grand opera, 
has returned to America and Will like- 
wise return to her first love — musical 
comedy. 

The stock at Poli's Academy, Scran- 
ton, has undergone several changes of 
late. Gus Forbes, formerly of the 
Wilkes-Barrc stock, has replaced Sel- 
mar Jackson as leading man, the latter 
going to Weehawken, and Edna Craw- 
ford has entered vaudeville. 



A girl was presented to Mr. and Mrs. 
Frank Stillwell Jan. 31. Mrs. Stillwell 
was formerly Marguerite, of Coate and 
Marguerite. 

Phyllis Gillmore, a Brooklyn stock 
favorite, has leased Archie Colby's 
sketch "The Girl from Macys" and will 
open at Keeney's, Brooklyn, Monday. 

Neil Kenyon has opened negotiations 
to settle the judgment of $364 obtained 
against him by Jenie Jacobs sometime 
ago. Mr. Kenyon is arranging to reap- 
pear (through Charles Bornhaupt) in 
American vaudeville next season. Miss 
Jacobs' claim was based on commis- 
sions due. 

Michael J. Garrity, former manager 
of the Jefferson, at Portland, Me., has 
taken a five-years' lease on the theatre 
and sublet it to Milton F. Flynn, presi- 
dent of Flynn & Co., a corporation in 
which Garrity is also a director. The 
new lessees take possession Feb. 21, 
when "Under Fire" will reopen the 
house. The house will play road at- 
tractions until March 6, when a musi- 
cal comedy stock will be employed with 
an occasional legitimate booking. 
George I. Appleby will be house man- 
ager. 



TOMMY'S TATTLES. 

By Thomas J. Gray. 
The competition in this column writ- 
ing thihg is growing swifter every day. 

Rube Goldberg, the Evening Mail 
cartoonist, has entered the Pickford- 
Chaplin salary class. His contracted 
income for this year is to be $100,000. 
Wc are glad to see Kube drawing so 
well. 

Caught a dog act last week. It's 
curtain music was "Don't Bite the 
Hand That's Feeding You." 

Remember when people used to go 
to the box office to buy theatre tickets? 
Most of the ticket purchasing in New 
York is now done at drug and cigar 
stores. The managers are thinking of 
turning their box offices into cigar 
stands and soda fountains, to get even. 

Things We Can't Understand. 

WHY actors announce they will 
now sing "their latest composition" and 
then proceed to murder a song written 
by some poor but honest song butcher. 

WHY every comedienne wants to do 
a drunk scene. 

WHY people spend so much time try- 
ing to improve the drama. 

Our idea of a good job— night watch- 
man at Ziegfeld's "Midnight Frolic" 

Wonder how those "solid silver" 
cups they used to give out at "So- 
ciety Dancing" contests now look? 

Teacher — Johnny, what is California 
noted for? 
Johnny — Studios. 

A great falling off lately in the bene- 
fit business. They are getting so scarce 
now you hardly hear of any more than 
two or three a day. 

We hope Greece doesn't get mixed up 
in the war. We can hardly stand for 
another set of "official" war pictures. 

It's almost time for a film called 
"With the Turkish Army." Will some 
cigarette company kindly loan its fac- 
tory? 

Vernon Castle has not yet left to 
join the English army. Maybe that's 
why the Germans are acting so bold 
again. Castle's a good-natured fellow 
to go from "Watch Your Step" to 
Watch Your Zep. 

Society dancers may come and leave 
but buck dancers go on forever. 

President Wilson's agent seems to 
have booked him a full route. 

See where some professor is going 
to start a school for playwriting "for 
the masses." All necessary to do after 
taking a course from the professor is 
go home and write a play. This should 
be good news for the manufacturers of 
pencils, pens, ink, writing paper and 
typewriters. 



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LEGITIMATE. 



SHOWS AT THE BOX OFFICE 

IN NEW YORK AND CHICAGO 



Theatrical Business in New York at High Tide. Renewal of 

"Cut Rates" Claimed to Have Materially Helped. Elsie 

Ferguson's Unique Box Office Record With 

Poor Play 



Theatrical patronage at New York 
theatres is now on the high flood of 
prosperity. The promising outlook at 
New Year's has come to pass. It was 
then predicted the remainder of the 
season would be a bounteous one for 
the $2 production managers, and so it 
has proven thus far. 

It is claimed credit in part at least 
for the heavy theatre attendance in the 
metropolis should be given to the re- 
newal of the "cut rate" ticket agencies, 
those that sell certain scats at one-half 
the box office price, most often through 
an arrangement with the theatre itself. 
The "cut rate" sellers usually handle 
the upper portion of the theatre, 
although they are also disposing of 
many rear orchestra seats (though in 
but one or two instances are the or- 
chestra coupons sold "under contract," 
i. e.: theatres supplying cut rate agen- 
cies direct, permitting the return privi- 
lege for unsold tickets). 

The demand for bargain tickets has 
been such since the revival five weeks 
ago that it has redounded to the di- 
rect benefit of the houses. Applicants 
for "cut rates" not being able to secure 
the locations desired have been forced 
into the hotels or the box offices for 
better seats. The renewal of the cut 
rate system also brought out untold 
numbers of natives who, when the cut 
rates were abolished, remained away 
from the theatres in preference to pay- 
ing full price when they believed 
tickets could ordinarily be secured for 
50 per cent. less. 

The "cut rates" have also nicely 
blended in with the present high tide 
of theatrical going, the cut raters fill- 
ing in what would otherwise be empty 
spots throughout the $2 theatres, giv- 
ing the houses a prosperous look and 
decidedly booming the gross. The 
principal cut rate dealer is Joe Le 
Blang. His main office in the Fitz- 
gerald Building is a panorama of ticket 
buyers from early morning until thea- 
tre time at night. 

Besides, the New York hotels remain 
jammed to capacity with transients. 

Variety's estimate of the weekly box 
offices' takings in New York theatres 
follows: 

"Fair and Warmer" (Eltingc). Full 
capacity and remains one of the big 
hits. Did a trifle less than $12,000 last 
week. It is a Selwyn & Co. attraction, 
solely, playing in an A. H. Woods 
house, with Mr. Woods' only other in- 
terest being the owner of the foreign 
rights to« the piece. 

"The Little Minister" (Maude 
Adams) (Empire). Still pa-king them 
in to between $18,000 and $19,000. 

"Moonlight Mary" (Rose Stahl) 
(Fulton). Not a success. Did about 



$4,500 last week. Piece doesn't fit Miss 
Stahl. "The Melody of Youth" (Bran- 
don Tynan) replaces it next week. Miss 
Stahl may consider vaudeville for re- 
mainder of season. 

"Erstwhile Susan" (Mrs. Fiske) 
(Gaiety). Not much hope for the new 
Fiske play. About $8,400 last week. 

"The Cinderella Man" (Hudson). 

Showed a burst of speed last week that 

caused show attention to be centered 
upon this piece. Did $9,200 on the 
week, with a $3,200 Saturday, and looks 
as though it will be shortly in the front 
line of the New York hits. 



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'The Boomerang" (Belasco). No 
lessening in continuous capacity gait, 
between $13,000 and $14,000 weekly on 
usual number of performances. Grows 
stronger as run piles up. 

"Hit-the-Trail Holliday" (Fred 
Niblo) (Harris). Moved over from 
the Astor this week. Did $7,900 at 
Astor last week. Previously had 
developed strength which caused its re- 
tention in town, though obliged to va- 
cate for the new George M. Cohan Re- 
vue opening Wednesday night. 

"Margaret Schiller" (Elsie Fergu- 
son) (Amsterdam). Though burdened 
with an admittedly poor play Elsie 
Ferguson drew in $14,500 to the Am- 
sterdam last week (her first in town 
with this show). It broke the house 
record of the theatre for dramatic at- 
traction and is wholly attributed to 
Miss Ferguson. The big Saturday 
business on 42d street, when every 
house had a sell out, lifted the Amster- 
dam's business materially. Leaves 
Feb. 26 or March 4. May move over to 
Lyceum, replacing there "Our Mrs. 
McChesney." 





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Who it featuring the bill at Keith's Palace. 
New York, thii week (Feb. 7). 



Hippodrome ("Hip Hip Hooray") 
(Charles Dillingham). A phenomenal 
record breaker; $56,500 last week with- 
out the Sunday performance. Nifty 
publicity continually for this big house 
showing to around 10,000 people daily. 
Latest is figure skating (ice) contest 
next week or longer for professionals 
and amateurs. The ice skating por- 
tion of the show has been skilfully 
utilized for publicity since production 
opened. 

"Katinka" (44th St.). This Arthur 
Hammerstein's musical piece has been 
greatly helped of late by the cut rate 
agencies; $7,600 last week. The cut 
rates may hold the show in for a while 
longer. 

"Stop! Look! Listen!" (Gaby Deslys) 
(Globe). A perceptible decline up- 
stairs, reducing the gross to between 
$14,000 and $15,000 at regular scale. 
Hotel sale and increase Saturday night 
sends gross to over $17,000, according 
to management. Lowered receipts 
ascribed to Gaby herself, who is unat- 
tractive as a star to balcony and gallery 
patrons. 

"Sybil" (Sanderson - Brian - Caw- 
thorne) (Liberty). A riot of success. 
Nearly touched $19,000 last week, over 
capacity, with speculators securing very 
fancy prices for front seats. 

"Common Clay" (Republic). Dropped 
of! somewhat last week. Did $8,300. 
No immediate chance of play leaving. 
"Cock O' The Walk" (Otis Skinner) 
(Cohan). Maintaining a steady play 
of around $7,000. Did about $6,500 
last week. May be succeeded Feb. 28 
by Henry W. Savage's new musical 
production, "Pom Pom," now in Bos- 
ton. 

'The Fear Market" (Booth). In its 
third week. About $4,300 last week. 
"The Greatest Nation" goes in Feb. 21. 
"The Pride of Race" (Robert Hil- 
liard) (Elliott). Lessening of elabor- 
ate advertising reduced receipts and 
slackened interest. Between $5,000 and 
$5,500 last week. 

"Hobson's Choice" (Comedy). Re- 
ceiving little attention; $4,500 last week. 
"The Great Lover" (Leo Ditrich- 
stein) (Longacre). Capacity all the 
time, excepting perhaps Monday nights. 
Near $12,000. 

"The Unchastened Woman" (Emily 
Stevens) (39th St.). Dropping off 
somewhat; $5,500 to $6,000 last week. 
Billing around town carrying picture 
more resembling Jane Cowl than Emily 
Stevens, star of piece. "Woman" 
but two weeks longer. "Her Price" 
with Irene Fenwick will succeed it. 

"Treasure Island" (Punch & Judy). 
Big business for size of house; $5,900 
last week. 

"Our Mrs. McChesney" (Ethel 
Barrymore) (Lyceum). Did $6,800 
last week. Not strong. May be re- 
placed by the George Scarborough 
production (Davis Belasco), "Okla- 
homa," in about three weeks, or pos- 
sibly "Margaret Schiller" from Amster- 
dam. 

"Abe and Mawruss (Lyric). Took a 
drop last week, getting about $8,700. 
Will remain rest of season at Lyric 
probably, as show management is shar- 
ing in profits of theatre, which helps 
to balance. 
"Major Barbara" (Grace George) 



(Playhouse). Down to $5,500 last 
week. Miss George opens new piece, 
"The Earth," next week. 

"Princess Pat" (Cort). At end of 
run. Did $4,200 last week. Road show 
of "Pat," showing much greater 
strength. "Any House" at Cort next 
week. 

"The Blue Paradise" (Cecil Lean) 
(Casino). Plodding along, getting $7,« 
500. 

"Alone At Last" (Shubert). Picked 
up last week through being pushed by 
the cut rate people. Did $7,500. 

"Very Good, Eddie" (Princess). 
About $4,500 at $2.50 top scale. 

"Town Topics" (Winter Garden). 
Leaving Saturday to make way for new 
Al Jolson show next week. "Topics" 
did around $12,500 first week and $11,- 
000 last week at $2.50 top. House can 
hold about $32,000. 
"Just A Woman" (48th St.); $6,000. 
'The House of Glass" (Candler); 
$8,200. Cut rates helping. 

"Sadie Love" (Harris). Doing a 
quiet trade. 

The Hackett-Allen revival of "Mac- 
beth" opened Monday at the revamped 
Criterion (formerly Vitagraph). Ad- 
vance sale large, particularly in bal- 
conies. 

Chicago, Feb. 9. 

The estimated box office receipts of 
current legitimate attractions in Chi- 
cago: 

"Ven der Decken" (David Warfield) 
(Power's). Between $10,000 and $11,- 
000 last week (second). Show drew 
over $12,000 its first week. 

"Experience" (Garrick). Between 
$12,000 and $13,000. 

"A Pair of Silk Stockings" (Prin- 
cess). Little over $11,000 last week. 

"Chin Chin" (Illinois.) Capacity. 
Over $19,000. 

"Ruggles of Red Gap" (Chicago.) 
Got away to bad start Monday night. 
Weather cold and location of former 
American music hall also hurting. 

"The Ohio Lady" (Blackstone). In 
same fix as "Ruggles." Blackstone in 
neighborhood with Chicago theatre. 
Considerable paper out for "Ohio 
Lady" since it opened Monday. 

"His Majesty Bunker Dean" (Cort). 
Dropping off. About $6,500 last week. 

"Young America" (Grand). Doing 
about $8,000 weekly. 

"Potash and Perlmutter" (Olympic). 
Around $5,000 last week, its first, of 
current engagement. 

Auditorium. There will be sell-out 
for opening, Feb. 14, of Russian Bal- 
let. Orchestra seats, $5. 



"ONLY GIRL" STARTS WELL. 

Los Angeles, Feb. 9. 
"The Only Girl" got away to a good 
start Monday at the Mason, playing to 
a two-thirds filled house at the first 
performance. This is considered ex- 
ceptional for a first night here. The 
piece promises to become popular dur- 
ing its stay here. 



Washington Players Going West 

Chicago, Feb. 9. 

A local theatre is being negotiated 
for to house the Washington Players 
in tfcis city. They are now at the 
Bandbox theatre, New York. 



LEGITIMATE. 



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AMONG OTHER THINGS 

By ALAN DALE 




I wonder that 
some censor 
doesn't arise in 
all his might to 
protest at the re- 
finement of at 
least two plays 
in o ur midst. 
There are epi- 
sodes in these 
comedies that 

would be a disgrace to any bar room. 
They are so gentle and so poetic that 
New York must be disgusted. A 
few touches of vulgarity should be 
introduced and the profanity that 
Manhattan loves should be suggested. 
So much refinement is despicable and 
even decadent 

"Why critics go wrong." — Evening 
paper. See "display" advertisements 
in Sunday editions. 



"It is only when the ungallant cam- 
era catches Miss Held in a 'close-up' 
that one is reminded that it was many 
years ago that she first delighted Amer- 
ican audiences." 

Doesn't that sound like me? It is so 
appallingly flippant, so very unkind, 
and so unnecessary that I really feel 
I must have written it, and yet — I 
didn't. Not guilty. 



Love's young dream 1 Miss Geral- 
dine Farrar, who went up in a Zeppe- 
lin, sang "TJie Star Spangled Banner" 
in the streets of Washington, kissed 
President Taft, had her hair burned 
at the Metropolitan Opera House and 
not two dollars per minute in the mov- 
ies, goes with Lou-Tellegen to the 
Municipal Building to get a marriage 
license. She knows that he is a native 
of Holland, with a Greek father and a 
French mother, but does the gell know 
— did the gell know — that his first name 
was — Isidore? Can she bring herself 
to call him Izzy? 

M. Camille Flammarion, astronomer, 
according to the Herald, says he does 
not like Wagner's music, and has seen 
a great many people fall asleep over 
it. That remark was called forth by 
the anti-Wagner spirit due to the war. 
Where were M. Flammarion's eyes be- 
fore the war? 

Singing and acting for wounded sol- 
diers seems to me a very cowardly 
thing. The poor chaps cannot "get up 
and walk out" on the artists. There 
they must lie while "art" does it worst. 
No I wasn't thinking of Valeska Suratt 
at all, nor of anybody in particular. 
What a dreadful thing the war is. Yes? 

Those two poor strugglers, James 
K. Hackett and Viola Allen, are trying 
to woo the fickle jade with that pleas- 
ant little comedy "Macbeth." Be kind 
to them. Be gentle. Live and let live. 
It is very difficult to get engagements 
nowadays, and there is an awful influx 
of English actors. While of course 
Mr. Hackett will pay no royalties to 
the author of the play, he will have 



many expenses, and "Macbeth" is not 
vulgar enough to be a great box office 
success. The individual music was not 
composed by Irving Berlin. He is to 
costly! 

In England Mr. Richard Harding 
Davis "found a hostile spirit becoming 
manifest toward Americans." How per- 
fectly absurd, with Ethel Levey and 
Joe Coyne over there, both archly dip- 
lomatic. Possibly Raymond Hitch- 
cock will be able to "lessen the ten- 
sion." Some effort should be made by 
English actors in this country to cope 
with the alleged situation. 



Managers "bar" critics, roast 'em alive, 
insist that they are the root of every 
evil — worse still, quote their utter- 
ance?: — and then they tender them 
benefits! "I fear the Greeks bearing 
gifts" — and I could say it in pure 
Latin, but I won't. Mr. William Win- 
ter's sense of humor must be pro- 
foundly touched. Oh, "that one may 
smile and smile and be a villain still." 

"Marie-Odile" has been sweetened 
up and "wholesomed" for Philadelphia. 
A delegation representing Catholic so- 
cieties insisted upon this. It is to be 
hoped that the play will be revived 
here, so that we can see what we didn't 
object to when it was originally of- 
fered. We are too callous — too elusive. 
Still, we got ahead of Philadelphia in 
the case of the Russian ballet. 

Mark my words! Somebody is go- 
ing to discover "temptations" in the 
movies, and I forsee Sunday stories 
quite as fervid and as decorative as 
those dealing with the "legitimate" 
stage. Movie artists are seeking di- 
vorce; sweet girls are leaving home; 
the "lure" is being suggested. It does 
seem a pity. Why must girls be girls? 

Mr. Dillingham has gone to Palm 
Beach to find some of the weather that 
we have been kicking at in New York. 
You loathe it in New York, but you 
pay hundreds of dollars for it in Palm 
Beach. Weather, like morality, is a 
question of geography. 

Charles Burnham makes this oracular 
remark, which is quite lovely: "If a 
woman wants to see a particular star 
or a certain play, she is going to give 
herself that pleasure." What a pe- 
culiar woman or girl she must be! Mr. 
Burnham says nothing at all about 
"ladies." They are wise enough to get 
somebody to buy their seats for them. 

Yvette Guilbert just loves dear 
America, adores New York and ad- 
mires the "beautiful American girl." 
Of course. Then she has this to say of 
our native lassie. "She wishes to see 
such or such a thing, or such or such 
an artist, even though she knows in 
advance that she will not be interested 
in his art, or able to understand him." 
For "him" read "her," 



BLUMENTHAL'S STATEMENT. 

George A. Blumenthal, manager of 
"The Peasant Girl," which (as re- 
ported in Varibtt last week) closed in 
Richmond Jan. 25, speaking of the mat- 
ter, said: 

"The company opened Oct. 14, and 
with the exception of Thanksgiving 
week and Christmas week the loss was 
practically from $300 to $800 weekly, 
aggregating a total loss at the time of 
the closing of $12,000. Out of 87 per- 
formances in one-night stands, in 15 
weeks, „62 were played at gross receipts 
varying from $76 to $220. One three- 
night stand gave us a total of $327 in 
four performances and the company 
preceding us for four performances had 
a total of $287. State after state was 
gone into, comprising all the states in 
the east and the west, with the hopes 
of recovering the losses — but in all 
cases there was no improvement. 

"The company was finally taken 
south from Indiana where the condi- 
tions were even worse than in the 
north. We opened at Richmond for a 
two-nights' engagement to $220; the 
matinee the next day was $100 and the 
night performance $112. When Tues- 
day afternoon the Orange Manufactur- 
ing Co. had put in an attachment on 
the show for a balance of $450 on cos- 
tumes, I decided I would not go any 
further and announced to the company 
they would be disbanded. Twenty-two 
members immediately made arrange- 
ments to pay their hotel bills and leave 
for New York that night, which they 
did. In no case did I guarantee any 
hotel bill. Five members left with me 
the next day for New York and if any 
others remained they did so at their 
own free will. 

"Up to the first of the year salaries 
were paid practically each week, but 
after the New Year business was so 
bad it was impossible to secure any 
more finances and the company was 
kept going notwithstanding tremen- 
dous railroad jumps and atrociously 
bad business. I personally stuck to the 
end and I am sure the members of the 
organization will bear me out. 

"The Orange attachment is now In 
the course of settlement and regarding 
the claim of William Muller, who 1 
term as the second man and litho- 
grapher of the company, his claim is 
ridiculous. I will leave for Richmond 
in a few days to have this attachment 
vacated and bring the production, which 
I value at $3,000, to New York. I in- 
tend re-organlzing the company and 
will produce the piece in popular price 
houses later on." 



BARRYMORE IN "JUSTICE.* 

In "Justice," to be produced under 
the direction of Corey, Williams & 
Riter, John Barrymore is to be one of 
the stars. In the cast there will also 
be Ernita Lascelles, as leading woman. 
O. P. Heggie and Lester Lonergan. 

It is possible T. Daniel Fraw- 
ley will stage the production 



"Blue Envelope" Again. 

Richard Lambert is again to try his 
fortune as a producer and with the 
advent of the spring farce fever he will 
produce "The Blue Envelope" for the 
second trmc. 



"MAftDALAY" AT PARK. 

Report of an expert on two musical 
shows on tour last week, both intended 
for Broadway consumption, was that 
one was too old fashioned, but the 
other had a chance. 

The former was "The Masked 
Model" which was to come into the 
Cohan theatre. The other is "The 
Road to Mandalay," scheduled for the 
Park Feb. 28. 

"The Masked Model" will need at 
least three or four weeks' hard work on 
the road before it will be near the 
necessary shape for Broadway. 

Herbert Cortell was negotiating with 
the show management this week to 
appear in the leading comedy role 
when the piece comes into the Park. 

Max Faetkenheuer, formerly of the 
Hippodrome, Cleveland, is in New York 
and will be the general manager for 
Oreste Vesselli's production of "The 
Road to Mandalay." 



FUND'S COOK BOOK PROFITS. 

Just how a press agent's yarn may 
really develop something worth while 
other than obtaining the publicity de- 
sired was evidenced this week through 
an arrangement that a publishing firm 
made with Mabel Rowland who pro- 
motes publicity for a number of stage 
and picture stars, by which they are 
to receive the rights to publish an 
Actor's Cook Book, which is to contain 
rt-cipes by famous actors and actresses 
of the stage and screen, and operatic 
stars. 

The profits on the book are to be 
equally divided between the Actor's 
Fund and the Red Cross Society. Miss 
Rowland has donated her services in 
compiling the book and will be glad 
to receive recipes for it. 

A photograph of the artist is to ac- 
company the printed information of 
how to prepare a favorite dish. 



CRAIG'S NOT FOR BROADWAY. 

Boston, Feb. 9. 

John Craig's annual production of a 
"first play" by a Harvard student was 
staged at the Castle Square Monday 
and did not reach the dramatic heights 
of his other "finds." Written by Char- 
lotte Chorpenning, it consists of a pro- 
log, an epilog and three episodes, the 
title being "Between the Lines." 

The Craig company is a highly com- 
petent one to bring out the good in a 
play, especially when both Craig and 
his wife (Mary Young) are in the cast. 

The Chorpenning play is novel and 
interesting, but hardly a Broadway 
possibility. 



AFTER CHORUS GIRL. 

Los Angeles, Feb. 9. 
The chorus girl sweetheart of John 
Alsesin, a wealthy farmer, whose char- 
red body was recently found, is sought 
to solve the mystery. 

The girl whose name is believed to 
be Jonquil, was employed at a local 
theatre. 



CASTING "MASTER SPY." 

"The Master Spy," adapted from the 
two books written by Dr. Carl Graves, 
will have Albert Bruning, Marie Cur- 
tis, Catherine Proctor and Cyril 
Ktightly in the cait. 



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VARIETY 



WITH THE WOMEN 

Bf Thm Skirt 



"Stop! Look! Listen!" What a great 
show it would be with a real leading 
woman! Gaby Deslys is pretty and a 
fair dancer, but that lets her out. 
One of the best bits in the show at the 
Globe is nearly lost because of what's 
lacking about Gaby's playing. It is the 
ragtime melodrama. This production 
has not the class of Charles Dilling- 
ham's other one, "Watch Your Step." 
Harry Fox and his "Piano" number 
are the big thing. The entire chorus 
backs up Mr. Fox in this song, also 
six piano players. Cliff Hess leads the 
pianists and on the row of pianos he 
is the nearest the footlights. Mr. Hess 
is secretary to Irving Berlin, who 
wrote the words and music. Instead 
of looking at the keyboard, Mr. Hess 
allows his eyes to wander over the 
house during the number, as though 
counting up to obtain an idea of what 
Mr. Berlin's royalty amounts to for 
that performance. The evening I was 
there Cliff need not have troubled 
himself if he knew the Globe's capacity, 
for that was what it was. The chorus 
is large and typical of Broadway. The 
dressing is elaborate, and the changes 
are frequent. The opening finds three 
sets of costumes. There are black and 
white dresses, some in yellow and vio- 
let, and still others in white and blue 
In Joseph Santley's "Magazine" num- 
ber two of the girls got applause for a 
green velvet dress made with a tight 
bodice and full skirt had bands of seal 
skins, also a collarette of the same fur, 
and a stovepipe hat, and the other dress 
so well liked was in yellow dustyne 
trimmed in seal. Mr. Santlty had an- 
other good number, "When I Get Back 
to the U. S. A." The chorus men who 
carry the refrain are not equal to the 
trombonist accompanying them. The 
girls in the second act looked stunning 
in smocks, some in yellow and others 
in pale green. The evening gowns 
worn in the third act are there to 
the minute. Justine Johnstone looked 
very smart in a brown velvet two-piece 
suit. Florence Morrison wore some 
stylish creations. Gaby is cheating in 
her clothes. Her head dresses are as 
ridiculous as ever and she wore but 
one gown that spelled money. It was 
in green seguins with a pearl bodice. 
A white dancing frock was simple and 
girlish. It was of net with five rows 
of ruchings. There was a yellow dre'ss 
shimmering in silver embroidery and 
an entire metallic lace dress. Gaby's 
bathing costume of black velvet wasn't 
pretty. She looked much better in a 
white satin cape worn over a striped 
one-piece suit. If the pearls in Gaby's 
neck band are genuine it is a marvel. 
On two fine chains five large pearls 
were strung, fitting the throat snugly. 
Two were black, while the three were 
white. "Stop! Look! Listen!" in Lon- 
don, with Ethel Levey in Gaby's role, 
should be a better show if the men 
principals over there equal those in the 
New York production. 

If the packed house at the Palace 
Monday afternoon is a criterion good 
judgrifcnt was shown in holding Ruth 



St. Denis a second week. Miss St 
Denis altered her program this week, 
giving her clever company more to do. 
A Japanese dance was artisticalty done 
by Miss St. Denis, Mr. Shawn and Miss 
Loomis. Two very gorgeous kimonas 
were worn by Miss St. Denis. Bessie 
Wynn is badly in need of songs. Anna 
Chance (with Charles Grapewin) in a 
sketch (not as humorous as "Mr. 
Pipp") wore a house dress of 
brown linen. Hilda Spong has af- 
fected many mannerisms since her de- 
parture from and return to our shores. 
Her sketch proved talky and uninter- 
esting. Miss Spong's gown of rose 
colored taffeta had a long waisted 
bodice of gold. The taffeta skirt was 
opened at the sides, revealing a tulle 
underskirt in the same shade of rose. 
If Fanny Brice, also at the Palace, had 
finished with her ballet number she 
would have left a better impression. 
Miss Brice has three new numbers, the 
like of which haven't been heard here 
in many a day. "A Yiddish Bride" put 
to shame Vesta Victoria's "Waiting at 
the Church," and the ballet number 
was a scream. A hat song introducing 
a cissified milliner had some very 
clever patter. Miss Brice looked very 
nice in a white charmeuse dress 
trimmed in black fur. 

"Very Good Eddie," at the Princess 
(done over from "Over Night") with 
the present cast would do without 
music, although the bevy of pretty 
chorus girls did add to the production. 
Ernest True* as a youthful bridegroom 
is vastly amusing. And Alice Dovey 
has warmed up considerably. Miss 
Dovey has always been hard in her 
work. She wore some pretty costumes, 
among them a white coat banded in 
ermine over a frock of chiffon in the 
paler shades. A blue taffeta was ex- 
tremely girlish. Helen Raymond was 
well dressed in a tan cloth suit with a 
pointed overskirt banded in beaver. Ada 
Lewis was her same jolly self in gowns 
grotesque in coloring and design (as 
her role called for) although a purple 




JEANNE CARTIER 

Who hat been drafted by Eddie 1'idgeon from 
the Winter Garden to appear as a special at- 
traction at the reopening Feb. 12 of the "400 
Club" at Reisenweber's on Columbus Circle, 



velvet made in long clinging lines was 
very good looking. Superfluous were 
Anna Orr and Oscar Shaw, who weren't 
equal to the musical numbers allotted 
them. The trouble with this show is 
there are too many musical numbers. 
The evening gowns worn by the girls 
in the second act were the last word in 
dressmaking. Melville Ellis is credited 
with the designing, but some think Mr. 
Ellis' name adds tone to a program. 
In one number striped skirts were worn 
with jackets made of leather. The 
effect was stunning. 

The trouble with the Melville Ellis - 
Irene Bordoni act at the Colonial this 
week is there is too much Ellis and 
Julius Lenzberg (the orchestra leader) 
and not enough Irene Bordoni. Miss 
Bordoni sang two songs in ravishing 
gowns. One was cloth of silver over a 
narrow petticoat of the metal lace. 
The skirt was in points, edged in a 
band of brilliants on black velvet. The 
bodice extending over the hips was of 
solid brilliants. A second dress drew 
applause. The bodice and skirt was 
of bright red velvet There was a 
zouave jacket and medici collar of gold 
lace. (Mr. Lenzberg, with his violin, of- 
ten accompanied Mr. Ellis en the piano.) 
Belle Baker looked nice and thin in 
a shell pink chiffon, having a gold 
wreath patterned on it. The dress was 
made perfectly plain and had bell 
sleeves in white chiffon, trimmed in 
white fox. The skirt was similarly 
trimmed. A word for the Ellis-Bor- 
doni stage setting. The hangings were 
of gold and black velvet, while two 
pasteboard candelabra decorated each 
side of the stage. 

"The Golden Crook." at the Columbia 
this week, without Billy Arlington and 
Frank Dobson, would be sad. The 
principal women aren't up to the aver- 
age in burlesque. Alva McGill, called 
"The Nightingale," enunciates so poor- 
ly she may have been singing in a 
foreign tongue. Miss McGill wore no 
clothes worthy of mention. The one 
real dress of the evening was owned 
by Sadie Richards. It was pink char- 
meuse, made in three tiers, all scallop- 
ed. The bodice also had a scalloped 
ruffle. The entire dress was dotted 
in bugles. The chorus are nice-look- 
ing girts. They have no extravagant 
dressing, but appear well in several 
songs. The opening number was 
brightly dressed in three sets of cos- 
tumes, all in the pastel shades. These 
dresses were worn for three numbers 
during the evening. A pretty scenic 
effect forms the opening of the second 
part. Four good-looking drops are 
lifted, one at a time, revealing an 
Italian garden. The girls wore tights 
for the first time in this scene. 

One of the oldest plavs of the season 
and still the most popular in New York 
is "The Boomerang," at the Belasco. 
Wallace Eddinger is presumably the 
leading man, but Arthur Byron as a 
young doctor has the "fat" part. Martha 
Hedman is the leading woman and is 
charming. Miss Hedman appears first 
in a black charmeuse dress. As a nurse 
in white dress and cap and apron Miss 
Hedman was very sweet. In an eve- 
ning dress of white tulle over silver 
c|oth and a girdle of brilliants she was 



beautiful. Ruth Shepley was pretty in 
an evening gown of white velvet with 
a silver cord at the hips. The dress was 
cut too low, however, at the back. 
Josephine Parks and Dorothy Megrew 
were society girls and looked them. Ida 
Waterman made a stately looking so- 
ciety matron. 

I saw a private showing of the fea- 
ture "Undine," at the Bluebird projec- 
tion room. A more beautiful spot than 
the Catalina Islands could not have 
been chosen for the setting of this 
water picture. Massive rocks forming 
caves, arches and bridges made a stun- 
ning background. "Undine" is a fairy 
story prettily told. Ida Schnall is 
"Undine" and she is among the best 
of swimmers. Miss Schnall made a 
high dive that was marvelous. Her 
measurements are given in comparison 
to Venus de Milo, including de Milo's 
chest expansion. That was some 
measuring! The nude girls swimming 
and diving is so well done it couldn't 
give offense. It looks as though the 
Bluebird Company has a treasure box 
in this picture. 

Anna Held is worthy of a better 
picture play than "Madame Presi- 
dente," as she screens exceedingly well, 
especially when in smiles. Miss Held 
first wears an ermine coat. Under- 
neath is the taffeta dress she wore at 
the Palace some time ago. Another 
dress is of taffeta having a large col- 
lar edged in velvet ribbon. The skirt 
was draped high at the back, showing 
a plain underskirt banded in the velvet 
ribbons. An elaborate velvet coat was 
trimmed in braid and fur. Miss Held's 
hats were all toques with trimmings of 
feathers and aigrettes. The one 
pegnoir was seemingly of chiffon trim- 
med on white fox. 



BUYS IN ON RING SHOW. 

Frederic McKay has a "piece" of the 
new Blanche Ring show, "Jane O'Day 
of Broadway," which is slowly work- 
ing its way to Chicago. 

The show opened in Atlantic City 
last week. After witnessing the open- 
ing performance of the Willard Mack 
farce, the "canny Scot" persuaded A. 
H. Woods to permit him to "buy in" 
for sentimental reasons. Mr. McKay 
was Miss Ring's manager for many 
years and placed her with Mr. Woods. 



BACK TO LONDON. 

Helene Marqua, who returned to this 
country but a few weeks ago, after 
having appeared in London as a mem- 
ber of "Kick In," has engaged with 
Alfred Butt, through Chamberlain 
Brown, to return to England and ap- 
pear in the cast of "A Full House," 
which Mr. Butt is to produce. 

Leah Winslow, who appeared in the 
piece in this country, may become a 
member of the London cast. 



Shuberts Reviving "All Over Town." 
The Shuberts have again decided to 
revive "All Over Town," the musical 
piece in v^hich Joseph Santley toured 
early this season. 

It is to be brought into New York 
and in it are to be found Florence 
Moore, Clifton Crawford and Margaret 
Romaine. Miss Romaine has recov- 
ered the use of her vocal cords. 



VARIETY 



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WHERE I STAND 

BY. J. C NUGENT 



M Where do you stand on the White Rat question?" is asked me every day. 

It is not flattering, in that it shows how soon we are forgotten. Four or five 
years ago I covered in Varibtt every point which is now being laboriously 
repeated and restated. 

The "Closed Shop" thing, the "5 per cent, commission"? The polecat per- 
sonalities phase of argument and the rest of the nonsensical "magic" which is 
to replace hard work and merit and the original sense and beauty of the Order 
as explained in George Fuller Golden's almost dying words, "I want our people 
to be patriots of their profession, to become better artists, better men and women. 
I want no entanglement with other unions or labor troubles of any kind." 

But Golden is dead — God love his great soul — and we who thought with him 
in this drifted away, engrossed, of necessity, in our own affairs, and the Order 
changed meaning and changed hands, and became another thing. 

Now that other thing threatens, to my mind, the stability of that modern 
vaudeville, which has become great through the merit of artistry and capital, we 
forget that this has happened through our own neglect of it. We paid our dues 
and went our way. We thought it would live alone, but things which live ad- 
vance or retrograde. 

The present, or retiring, board doubtless did many years of thankless labor 
with the best intention. They did what they could according to their lights be- 
cause nobody else would do anything. It is easy enough to criticise them. The 
fault is ours, the fault of the standard act of vaudeville who won't wake up and 
take an interest in their own organization, and rule it, instead of allowing it 
to be ruled by a "majority" of meetings of people, many of whom are not regu- 
larly in vaudeville, some of them not in vaudeville at all. 

A general election is coming. A new policy and a definite change, which will 
end this neglect and force standard vaudeville into a positive position, which 
most of them won't realize until they find themselves irrevocably committed. 

Now is the time to speak and vote. Standard vaudeville must organize to 
keep from being organized. It must run its own business to keep others from 
running it for them. Doctors, lawyers and bricklayers organize, but they must 
first qualify as doctors, lawyers and bricklayers. Vaudeville voters should first 
qualify in vaudeville. 

My advice is that every standard vaudeville act should get in. This was 
intended to be a vaudeville organization. Other departments, if included, should 
be kept separate. Neither they nor students and supernumeraries should be 
allowed to vote on measures which directly affect vaudeville. I would not pre- 
sume to legislate their affairs. I certainly won't allow them to legislate mine. 
I have been 16 years in vaudeville and have played all of it, big and little. I 
expect to remain. I own my material, myself and my ideas. I am glad to con- 
sider the views of bona fide fellow artists. I don't propose to be governed by 
majority of people who have merely paid $5.00 for a card, whether they are from 
the Lambs' Club or the Mills Hotel. 

I speak in print instead of in the lodge-room because I am working and the 
artists whom I am speaking to are working. It is the artist who is working who 
pays the freight. It is the artist who is working who is under the "vaudeville 
conditions," which others seem so anxious to "right," and it is the artist who 
is working, or who is entitled by merit to his share of work, who will govern 
his own business when the test comes, despite all fantastic dreams of idlers 
or "Saviors." 

In last week's Variety Mr. Harry Mountford states his position clearly and 
indicates that those who vote for him are bound to it, despite the fact that a 
president and a vice-president are to be elected, as I understand it, above him. 
This suggests that in accepting the nomination they must also be bound by his 
policies. If not, we are simply up against another split in sentiment and a re- 
hash of the gab of diplomacy vs. radicalism, which we have had ad infinitum, 
ad nauseum. 

If so, and Mr. Mountford is elected, we are committed to his "policies." 
"Closed Shop" — "five per cent, commission only" — "an arbitration board to settle 
all differences, etc." 

I have had some personal differences with Mr. Mountford which have been 
most fairly and generously explained by him. I have only the most kindly feel- 
ing toward him, and although I scarcely know him personally I have no reason 
to think him other than sincere, honest and able. Such personal abuse as I 
may have read of him here and there has cut no figure with me. Personal abuse 
cuts no figure with anyone worth considering. I am only sorry that I do not 
agree with his policies. I am much more sorry that he does not agree with mine. 
T am running for no office and advancing no propaganda. I am stating where 
I stand so that there will not be any mistake about it. I hope those who think 
as I do will vote accordingly and that those who are not in the Order will get in 
Let us get this thing straightened out once for all. 

I am against the "closed shop" for reasons which I have covered in "an open 
letter to the White Rats" in Varibtt long ago. If of sufficient interest, parts of 
it can be reprinted. I am against it as impossible, unjust and being a strictly 
smallest of small time proposition, where a single is the same as another single 
and acts can be scaled and labeled in grosses and dozens and have no individual 
value or difference except in quantity. I claim that acts are only valuable in big 
time vaudeville in the ratio in which they are above uniformity. That those 
sufficiently above it resent being forced into that mediocrity which they have 



labored to escape and that this issue, more than any other, is exactly what is 
keeping the standard acts out of the organization. When they are in, we need 
no union entanglements. If they are not in, the Order is not a vaudeville organiza- 
tion and has no right to meddle with vaudeville business, in the big time sense. 
I have no objection to it in the irresponsible, or experimental, territory which has 
not yet become standard. 

I am against the arbitration committee because I would not care to have 
it settle my differences or anyone else excepting myself and the other party to 
the dispute. The argument that the theatrical is too technical for lawyers and can 
therefore be better handled by a board of managers and actors is ridiculous. 
All businesses have their technical side and all differences in such may be intelli- 
gently handled by law when such differences assume the importance of a legal 
proposition. 

I oppose any arbitrary regulation of the amount of commission not because 
I do not consider five per cent, sufficient but because the commission is a part of 
the contract and must be decided upon by the contracting parties. To leave any 
part of the contract to the dictation of a third individual or body argues that the 
contracting parties are not responsible beings. A contract can only exist between 
responsible parties; such a restriction is an abrogation of the rights of citizen- 
ship. We have wasted thousands on ineffectual legislation in this direction, which 
failed because it was illogical. The commission is the cost of handling the goods 
and it costs its cost. The commission stands mid-way between the problems of 
production and distribution. It can no more be made a uniform amount than the 
tariffs of any other common carrier. An attempt to do so merely creates liars 
and puts a premium on graft The actor's salary is the amount he has left after 
the commission is paid. He no more pays it than the manager. It is part of the 
cost of the goods. If it were eliminated altogether, salaries in the mass would 
be merely reduced accordingly, whatever the individual exception and the salvage 
expended on another form of booking. 

I AM FOR AN ORGANIZATION of vaudeville artists, for vaudeville artists, 
by vaudeville artists, with officers who will carry out the policies of that organi- 
zation and not their own, an organization which shall be the servant of the artist 
and not his master, which shall protect material, defend legal violation of con- 
tracts by a common fund deposited legally with a Trust Fund Company, which 
shall refuse to play at all for irresponsible managers and which shall take care 
of its sick and dead. An organization which shall regard its word, respect its 
duty, and compel the respect of others, an organization which shall not picture 
itself as down-trodden, abject and starving, but as insisting on its rights with 
dignity and asking nothing else, which shall be jealous of its membership and 
create an atmosphere which artists shall seek rather than join through fear 
or policy. 

I am not keen for measures by which we volunteer in advance to discipline 
artists for violation of contracts. I believe they should be punished, but that 
matter should be left to the managers. They have their own organization for that 
purpose and I believe we should run our own affairs. They seem quite capable to 
conduct theirs, nor do I think it any part of their duty to build homes for destitute 
vaudevillians any more than I think it proper for the artists to give tips. I am 
against giving or receiving charity. If the manager will continue to pay me the 
amount of salary I have agreed to take, I will build my own home. 

Peace, good will and prosperity between managers and actors depends on 
each of them having a sane, just, business-like and logical organization for the 
sane, just and logical conduct of their common business, when such business is 
a common or mutual issue between such organizations only. But it should be 
remembered that the vaudeville business is not one large transaction between two 
large organizations, but a number of individual transactions between two 
individual parties, complete in itself, regardless of what body either of those 
individuals may be affiliated to, and that the terms of those contracts must be 
left to the contracting individuals. The enforcement of those contracts, when 
such is illegally threatened, may afterward become the function of their 
organization. 

I am for a better form of contract, naturally who is not? But this is an over- 
rated issue. I have never had occasion to read a contract after signing It. A 
contract, again, is as good as the people who make it (refer to Sodini and Vic 
Hugo). Don't play for the foreever impossible manager and you will have no 
trouble with him. When a sufficient number of bookable acts agree to that, he 
will disappear. 

In all, I am for an organization which protects, rather than detracts, from 
the rights of the individual. /. C. Nugent. 



HELPING ACTOR'S FUND. 

Los Angeles, Feb. 9. 

Local playgoers responded generous- 
ly for the benefit of the Actors' Fund 
this week with contributions. The the- 
atres are charging five cents extra on 
all admissions, for the Fund. 

Monday night, De Wolf Hopper, D. 
W. Griffith, Dustin Farnum, Victor 
Moore, Thomas H. Ince, and others, 
spoke at various theatres, urging the 
people to open their pocketbooks. 



BERT LEVY WILL SPEAK. 

Bert Levy will address the regular 

weekly meeting at the White Rats Club 

during the week of either March 20th 

or March 27th, depending upon his 

presence in or around New York at 

that time. This was decided at the last 
meeting when a resolution was passed 
by the members instructing the officials 
to invite Mr. Levy to attend the first 
meeting convenient for him in order 
that he may explain his position at 
greater length to the organization. 



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VARIETY 



BILLS NEXT WEEK (FEBRUARY 14) 



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In Vaudeville Theatres, Playing Three or Leea Showa Daily. 



[All house* open (or the week with Monday matinee, when not otherwise indicated.) 
heatres listed as "Orplieum" without any further distinguishing description are on the 
Orpheum Circuit. Theatres with "St" and "ABC" following name (usually "Lmpress") are on 
the Sullivan Considine Affiliated Rooking Company Circuit. 

Agcnciea booking the houses are noted by single name or initials, such as "Orph," Orpheum 
Clrcuit-"U. B. O " United Booking Offices-"W. V. A.." Western Vaudeville Managers' Associa- 
tion (Chicago)— "M," Pantagrs Circuit— "Loew " Marcus Loew Circuit— "Inter," Interstate Circuit 
(booking through W. V. A.).— "M," James C. Matthews (Chicago). 

VARIETY'S Bills Next Week are as reliable as it is possible to be at the time gathered, 
•re taken off the books of the various agencies Wednesday of the current week published. 



Most 



Www Y«rk 

PALACE (urph) 
Dolly butlers 

V Merberl a Revue 
Creasy A uayue 
Morion A Ui*»a 
Rowland ft Carroll 
Dainty Marl* 
Bert rluaiubons 
Moaoonl Bros 
(Two to nil) 

ALHAMBUA (ubo) 
Paul Qorden 
Bernard * dearth 

4 Meynkoa 
Waller Brower 
Old Homestead 8 
Llgbuier ft Alex 
Chas Orapewlu 

J ft B Thornton 

5 Statue* 
(One to Oil) 

COLONIAL (ubo) 
Fagao ft Oenava 
Corcoran ft Dingle 
'Scotch Lad« ft L" 
Savoy ft Brennan 
Rlgoletta Broa 
Mlgnon 

V Bergere Co 
Henry Lewis 
Lucy 01 Helta 

ROYAL (ubo) 
Dampaey ft Lovera 
Lewis ft While 
Clifford ft Mack 
Wlllard 8iui» Co 
Looey Haakell 
Bancroft ft Broaka 
Lloyd ft Brill 
Marveloua Danube* 

PROCTOR'S 120TH 
Bamoya 
F ft B Plaher 
Gordon ft Rlcca 
Frlak Howard ft T 
Cameron Devltt Co 
Couuieaa Veroua 
"Betting Bettys'' 
Wolf ft Brady 

2d half 
Thomas ft Henderson 
Lamoot ft Olrllo 
Elisabeth Otto 
Orace Bryan Co 
Dlero 

Lads ft Lassies 
Klmberly ft Arnold 
Equllle Bros 

PROCTORS 58TH 
Mabel Pord Co 
Musical Monarchs 
Palssr ft Whyta 
Lad* ft Laaslea 
Hartley ft Pecan 
Equllle Bros 
Oraos Bryan Co 

2d halt 
Stewart Sisters 
B ft N Helm 
Mr ft Mrs T Prick 
Countess Verona 
Jean Tyson Co 
"Woman Proposes" 
Wolf ft Brady 

AMERICAN (loew) 
Holden ft Graham 
Gordon A Poatl 
Prevost ft Brown 
Sherman ft Johnaon 
Wm O'Clare Olrla 
Donnelly ft Dorothy 
Tata's Motoring 
ChrUty K ft Paulkner 
8 Bobs 

2d half 
Downs ft Gomes 
Royal Oascoynes 
Ethel McDonough 
Geo Plsher Co 
Holmes ft Riley 
Ed Clark Rosea 
American Comedy 4 
8 Alex 
(One to fill) 

LINCOLN (loew) 
Smith ft Tiller 81s 
Dow ft Dow 
C H O'Donnell Co 
Chsrlle Case 
Msrtlnl ft Psbrlnl 
(One to All) 

2d half 
Prlsro 

Lorkett ft Waldron 
"Master Move" 
Port ft DeLacey 
Webb ft Burns 
Blnns ft Bert 

7TH AVE (loew) 
The Lelsnds 
Hes e L ft Creamer 
Stanley ft LeBrack 
lamed 

Alexander ft Scott 
Hutchinson A Sadler 
Joe Watson 
Ruth Howell Co 

2d half 
Norton A Allen 
Prevost A Brown 
Pearl Bros A Burns 
McConnack A Irving 



"Spoils of War" 
Billy K Wells 
8 Bobs 
(Ono to fill) 

GREELEV (loew) 
Dowus ft Gomez 
Royal Uascoyues 
Rose Berry 
Beaale Reuiple Co 
Ed Dowiiug 
Fontaine at Fletcher 
(One lo 1)11) 

2d half 

2 Brown tea 
Walter Elliott Co 
Lawrence A Edwards 
Wni (J Claire Olrla 
Chrlaty K A Faulkner 
(Two to Oil) 

DELANCEY (loew) 
Natbano Broa 
Murphy A Lachmar 
Frankie James 
Tboiuua Pluyers 
Rogers H ft Franklin 
Ed Clark's Rosea 
Prank Morrell 

3 Alex 

2d half 
Bruno ft Kramer 
Reno 

Fentell A Stark 
)*med 

Dow A Dow 
John P Wade Co 
Harry Adler 
Fontaine ft Fletcher 
NATIONAL (loew) 

2 Brownlea 
Norton a Allen 
Newsboys Sextet 

Mid Speilmeycr Co 
Harry Adler 

3 Yoscarrys 

2d hslf 
Harrla Trio 
Fiddler A Sbelton 
Connolly Sis A Berger 
O'Brien A Havel 
Harry Cutler 
Nelsoo A Kennedy 

ORPHEUM (loew) 
Reed Bros 

McConnack A Irving 
Walter Elliott Co 
Pearl BroH a Burns 
'Black ft White Revue' 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Nathano Bros 
Heaae L ft Creamer 
Rose Berry 
C H O'Donnell Co 
Lew Cooper 
Nat Nazarro Co 
BOULEVARD (loew) 
Plaber ft Saul 
Port ft DeLacey 
"A Case Tor Sherlock" 
Lew Cooper 
Consul ft Betty 

2d half 
Holden ft Graham 
Donnelly ft Dorothy 
Bessie Remple Co 
Newsboys Sextet 
Consul ft Betty 

PLAZA (loew) 
Robinson A Nicholas 
"Yellow Peril" 
Billy K Wells 
Lodl Troupe 
(One to All) 

2d half 
Jungman Family 
(Pour to All) 

Brooklyn 

PROSPECT (ubo) 
Herbert's Dogs 

Dumbar's Darkles 
C Ahearn Troupe 
Tower A Dsrrell 
B Morelle « 
"Miniature Review" 
Auction Close 
Morton A Moore 
Ameta 

BUSHWTCK (ubo) 
The Schmettans 
Caltes Bros 
Gruber'a Animals 
Howard. Klhhet A H 
Maryland Singers 
Ethel Hopkins 
Wm Morris Co 
Belle Baker 
Frenrh A Els 

ORPHEUM (ubo) 
(Festival) 
Herman A Anderson 
Fddle Cr<rr Co 
Clnra Morton Co 
Julian Rose 
Ethel Whltoalrie Co 
Mnurlrp Burkhait 
S^ntt A Kcnno 
R'lnnrr * WHIInms 
Moon * Morris 
Ruth Royo 
Vera Sabjna Co 



FLATBUSH (ubo) 
(Jubilee Week) 
Fremont Benton Co 
Caniwell A Walker 
3 Steindel Bros 
Hudler Stein ft P 
MiDevllt K A L 
Roxy La Rocca 
Kay ft Paters 
(Three to till) 

BIJOU (loew) 
Morrla ft WIIboo 
La France ft Holland 
Olivers 
Fentell A Stsrk 
"Spoils of War" 
Ethel McDonough 
Bruno A Kramer 

2d balf 
Dunbar B A Dunbar 
Sherman A Johnson 
Tate's Motoring 
Alexander ft Scott 
Hal Crane Co 
Joe Watson 
The Skatelles 

DEKALB (loew) 
Alton A Allen 
Betty Ray 
Holmes A Riley 
•Best or Frlenda" 
Prank Weatphals 
Nat Nazarro Co 

2d half 
Burns A Foran 
Elwood A Snow 
La France A Holland 
Mclntoab Maids 
Ed Dowllng 
Reed Broa 

PALACE (loew) 
Parlse Trio 
Elwood A Snow 
Billy Hall Co 
Harry Cutler 
Courtney Sisters 

2d hair 
Mark A Curran 
Betty Ray 
Richard Carroll Co 
Fred Roberts 
Courtney Sisters 

FULTON (loew) 
Nelson A Kennedy 
Emma Stevens 
Geo Fisher Co 
Webb A Rums 
Morettl Opera Co 
(One to All) 

2d half 
Kawana Bros 
Frankie James 
Nowlln A St Clair 
-A Case for Sherlock" 
Frank Morrell 
Mnrtlnl A Fabrtnl 

WARWICK (loew) 
Harriet Marlotte Co 
Livingston Trio 
Chas L Fktcher 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
"1st or the Month" 
Jessie Stnndlsh 
Lodl Troune 
(One to fill) 

BAY RIDGE (loew) 
Oajrien Quartet 
Loekett A Waldron 
Connolly Sis A Berger 
"Master Move" 
American Comedy 4 
The SkMMIos 

2d half 
Cerll Kldred A Carr 
Rnhln«on A Nicholas 
Mnud Tiffany 
Mid SpellmevT Co 
Frank Westnhals 
Ruth Howell Co 

Albany. N. T. 

PROCTOR'S 
Stanley A Lambert 
Rarkrtt Hoover A M 
Roeers A Wood 
"PnnV's % Million" 
3 Lvres 
Lester 3 
Frnnk Mn'lane 
Bragger Pros 

2d half 
Lvnrh A 7pIW 
Hnrel A Wnrd 
Kin* A Wnrd 
John Clnrkson Co 
O'Pr'on A Buckley 

fi"(n«t Cry 

Ash A Young 
Gordon A Rlcca 

Altenfovni, Fa. 

ORPMFITM (Ubo) 
Zvlo Mnlda 
C"o Yeom*»n 
"F^mnlo Clerk*" 
TTilUcn A Sykes 
Wnrd SI-« 

2d half 

Rn«r>r's Hn^s 
Cnnn'nf^nm A Marlon 
"ATrnrt^wHrook Lane" 
Baby Helen 



Alton, III. 

HiPf (wva) 
Dix A Dixie 
•Flirting Widow" 

2d balf 
Mosher Hayes A M 
Lillian Sieger 

Alteram, Pav 

ORPHEoM (uoo) 
Namba Broa 
Harry Rose 
"Houey Girls" 
Millard Bros 

(One to All) 

2d balf 
Joe Towie 

'Which Shall I M" 
Eleanor A Carlton 
Rice Sully A Lott 

Asnateruaaa, N. T. 

LYCEUM (ubo) 
Jean Morris 
Ray A Hlllard 
Carlisle's Dosa 
2d balf 
Mystic Hanson 3 
Demaresi a Collette 
Wlllard 

Asia Arbor, Mick. 

MAJESTIC (ubo) 
Claire A At wood 
Bennington Sisters 
Great Howard 
Rotalll A Shelll 
Primrose Minstrels 

2d bslf 
"Around the Town" 
A spinas. Win. 
BIJOU (wva) 
Castle Davis 3 
Archer A Carr 

2d half 
Bennington 
Electrical Venus 



2d half 
The Brighton's 
Norma Oray 
Wynn A Goaaen 
Hawthorne A English 
Ad Hoyt's Minstrels 

Battle Creek. Mick. 

BIJOU (ubo) 
Woolfolk's Stock 

2d bslf 
3 Weber Girls 
Creighton A Belmont 
Smith A Farmer 
Lamb's Manaklns 
"Cheyenne Days" 

Bay City. Mick. 

BIJOU (uoo) 
Sullivan A Mason 
Jessie Hayward Co 
Granville A Mack 
Hardeen 
(One to nil) 

2d balf 
"Prince of To Night" 

Bluarhaantnw. N. Y. 

8T0NE O H (ubo) 
Maile Rowland 
Bert A Betty Wheeler 
Absalom Sheriff Tr 

2d balf 
Soretty A Antoinette 
Daniels A Walters 
Roger Orsy Co 

Blroilnarkaas. Ala. 

BIJOU (ubo) 
(Nashville split) 

1st bsir 
Santley Bros 
Gllson A De Mott 
Alice Lyndon Doll Co 
Gaston Palmer 
Peaches A Pnlr 

2d half 
King A King 
Stevens B A Bennett 
Ornnve Peckers 
Willie Solar 
Billy B Van Co 

Ftlnnmlnwfon. 111. 

MAJESTIC (wva) 
"All Girl Revue" 

2d half 
Btich Bros 
3 Dolee Sl«ter* 
James Grady Co 
Norwood A Hall 
Hullng's Seals 

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KFITH'S (ubo) 
3 Ankers 



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Atlanta, Ga. 

FORSYTH B (ubo) 
Kelt A De Mont 
Gallagher A Martin 
Cole Russell A D 
Farber Girl* 
Elsie Williams Co 
Walter C Kelly 
Fred V Bowers Co 
Auhnrs. W. V. 
AUDITORIUM (ubo) 
La Pllorlca A Bro 
O'Nell Sis 

Clark Silverman Co 
Wlllard 

2d half 
Stoddard A Hynes 
Bernard A Sharr 
Stan Stanley 3 

Anrorn. 111. 

FOX ivva) 
2d half 
Fisher A Rockaway 
3 Harvards 
Those French Girls 
(Two to fill) 

A nulla. 

MAJESTir (Inter) 

(i4-n> 

Orpington Trio 
Bessie Browning 
ToMtl A Bennett 
Willie We-ton 
"Red Head"" 
San Turel Trio 

Baltimore 

MARYLAND (ubo) 
Boothhy A Everard 
•T C Nugent Co 
Harry L Mason 
Kirk A Foxarty 
Norton A Lee 
Mrs T.nnatry Co 
RlK City 4 
Sclmn Braatz 

HIP (loew) 
Nelson 

"He She A Him" 
Oscar Lorrnlne 
Dor Will Dnvls 
Fr*ward A.hples Co 
Reed A Passl 
r» Mnrtells 
(One to fill) 

Hatniror. IHe*. 

BTTOTT (ubo) 
The Melntvrra 
fnr^n A D*>Vott 
Mr A Mr* N Phillips 
Ourno A Crimen 
Ad Hoyfs MlnJstreJi 



F A L Brucb 

Will H Ariutitrong Co 

Mabel Berra 

Chas E Evans Co 

Felix Adler 

Rutb St Denis Co 

Cbung Wba 4 

Howard's Ponies 

ORPHEUM (loew) 
Raymond Wiley 
Ben A Hurel Mann 
Will H Fox 
White State re 
"To Save One Girl" 
Goldlng A Keating 
Gruciano 
(One to nil) 

2d balf 
Forrester A Lloyd 
"Birthday Party" 
Denny A Boyle 
"To Save One Girl" 
Frank Terry 
Sahbott A Wright 
(Two to nil) 

GLOBE (loew) 
Keystone Trio 
Mayne A Ferns 
Cotton A l<ong 
Smith A Kaufman 
Roberto 
(One to nil) 

2d half 
Goldlng A Keating 
Denne A Sibley 
Marie Hart 
Moss A Frey 
(Two to nil) 

ST JAMES (loew) 
Mahoney Bros 
Marie Hart 
Sabhott A Wright 
Boh Hall 
"Ships Pass In Night" 

2d half 
Roberto 

Raymond Wiley 
Cotton A Tx>ng 
WMte Sisters 
Will H Fox 

n run don. Can. 

ORPHEUM (wva) 
Kenny A La France 
Frank Colby Co 
Davis A Walker 
3 Imperial .Tnps 

2d half 
Wnyne A Marshall 
Cnmnbell A McDonald 
Donlta 
5 Foolish Fellows 



BvMaTwport, Cwi 

fOL.1'8 (ubo) 
Weber A Wilson 
Allyn A Lows 
Kay Bush A Robin 
Ruby Cuvella Co 
Wallers A Walters 
Conroy A Models 

2d half 
Magi In Eddy A Roy 
Paine A Nesbltt 
Helen Davis 
Anthony A MacOulre 
"Suffragettes" 
(One to Oil) 

PLAZA (ubo) 
8 Higgle Girls 
Quinu A Lellery 
Loredo's Models 
(One to fill) 

2d halt 
The Sedonaa 
Gerbardt A Hodga 
Naldy A NaJdy 
Young Sing Tr 

Doffala 

8HEAS (ubo) 
Neuan's Dogs 
Krack A Clinton 
Lena Payne 
Dooley A Rugel 
Holmes A Buchanan 
Norvellos 
(Two to nil, Including 

feature) 

OLYMPIC (sun) 
Girl from USA 
"U Little Song Birds" 
Eldrldge A Barlows 
Joseph McBee 
La Blanc A Loralne 
"Midnight Motorists" 

Bntte. Mont. 

EMPRESS (»cAubc) 
Llbby A Baton 
Allen Trio 
W Lytell Co 
Mil la A Lock wood 
Strassell's Animals 
Burt A Lyton 

Calsary. Can. 

GRAND (orph) 
Geo Damerel Co 
Umber to A Smcbettl 
Bankoff A Girlie 
Dugan A Raymond 
Hallen A Hunter 
Dupree A Duprea 
Julie Ring Co 

PANTAGES (m) 
"Dream of Orient" 
"After the Wedding" 
The DeMlchele 
Faber A Waters 
Creigbtons 

Canton. 111. 

PRINCESS (wva) 
2d balf 
Eller's Goats 
Clinton A Rooney 
Chas Semon 
Kelso Bros, 

Canton. O. 

LYCEUM (ubo) 
McCloud A Carp 
"The Orchard" 
Anna Chandler 
Sle; Franz Troupe 
(One to nil) 

Cedar Hnnlda. la. 

MA.IEST1C (wva) 
Svengall 

John A Mae Burks 
Diamond A Brennan 
Cheebert's Manchur's 

2d halt 
El Rey Sister* 
Brown A Jackson 
HufTord A Chain 
Madam Bedlnl 
Mrs Eva Fay 
(One to nil) 

Caamnalsm* Til. 

ORPHEUM (wva) 
Swan A Swan 
Kilkenny 4 
Chief Caupollcan 
"When We Grow Up" 
Dorsch A Russell 

2d half 
Bell A Eva 
Dunbar A Turner 
"Neptune's Daughters" 
Dorothy Herman 
Frank Stafford Co 

CbnrleMfon, 9. C. 

VICTORIA (ubo) 
Jack George 
Davis A Elmore 
Ray Eleanor Ball 
"Society Buds" 
(One to nil) 

2d half 
"Bla Jim" 
Ketch um A Cheatem 
Lvons A Yosco 
"Society Buds" 
(One to nil) 

ChatfnnAosrn. Teas. 

MAJESTIC (ilho) 
Mr and Mrs Allison 
Broun A McCormack 
Leo Beers 
"War Brides" 
(One to nil) 

2d half 
Tnnesa A Rvan 
Hneer A Goodwin 
"War Rrld«s" 
(Two to nil) 

nilcasro 

MAJFSTic (orph) 
Annn Held 
Chnrlotte Parry Co 
Wnt«»on Sisters 
H Shono Co 



Rochss's Monkeys 
Joe Cook 
bolser Broa 
Morin Suters 
Carpos Broa 

r ALACK (orph) 
Calve 

Eudie Leonard Co 
Cecil Cunningham 
Flanagan A Edwards 
Ray Dooley 3 
Kath Powell Co 
Melodious Chaps 
Kartelll 

AMERICAN (WTa) 
Lawton 

"The Debuuntas" 
The La Qroha 
Dayton A Malay 
(One to fill) 

2d halt 
Greene a Parker 
"Earl A Girls" 
Trovato 

bottouiley Troupe 
,.-ii.' f<> nil) 

AVENUE (wva) 
The Lampinls 
Sidney A Townley 
Beaumont A Arnold 
Brown A Jackson 
Cal Dean Co 

2d half 
Wanser A Palmar 
Morgan A Grey 
Gordon A Marx 
Allen's Minstrels 
(One to fill) 

KEDZ1E (wva) 
Mr A Mrs H Emmett 
Al Abbott 
(Three to fill) 

2d half 
Norcroas A Winter 
John A Mae Burke 
Lillian Wataon 
Bedford A Winchester 
(One to nil) 

LINCOLN (wva) 
Aus Woodcboppers 
Brooks A Bawen 
(Three to All i 

2d half 
The Cyclea 
"The Debutantes" 
Hale Ray A Randall 
(Two to fill) 

WILSON (wva) 
Taylor A Arnold 
Walter Milton Co 
Oney Fred Sweet 
"The Baby" 
(One to HID 

2d half 
Sidney A Townley 
Mrs Frank Farnum 
Great Lester 
(Two to nil) 

WINDSOR (wva) 
Morgan A Grey 
Waaser A Palmer 
Berlo Girls 
(Two to nil) 

2d hslf 
La Dell Slaters 
Le Roy A Toiler 
Cal Dean Co 
Al Abbott 
Aus Woodcboppers 

ACADEMY (wva) 
Willa A Hanson 
Cheyenne Minstrels 
John Gelger 
(Three to nil) 
2d half 
Arnesen ( 

Norcro88 A Winter 
Merle's Cockatoos 
(Two to nil) 
McVlCKERS (loew) 
4 Xylopblenda 
Devltt A Duval 
Frankie Fay 
"The Bandit" 
Jar row 
Hanlon A Lanlon 

Cincinnati 

KEITHS (ubo) 
(Sunday opening) 
Wilson A Aubrey 
Schooler A Dickinson 
Sarah Padden Co 
Fred Bowers Co 
Franklin A Green 
Great Leon 
Mullen A Coogan 
Kervllie Family 
(Two4o nil) 

EMPRESS (scAabc) 
Hou«cb A TaVelle 
Kresko A Fox 
Al Lawrence 
Thompsons Horses 
(Two to nil) 

Cleveland] 

HIP (ubo) 
Selma Bratz 
Van Dyke 
Tbree Keatons 
Louis Simon Co 
Violet Dale 
Morgan Dancers 
Ball A West 
"Forest Fires" 

PRISCTLLA (sun) 
Lona Hesjyt 
"Live Wires" 
"1040 West" 
Gray A Van Lieu 
(One to nil) 

MILES (loew) 
Violin Beauties 
Bush A Shapiro 
Dawson A Covert 
"Fasclnatina; Flirts" 
Gllr^y Haynea A M 
Plptfax A Pontl 



GORDON 8Q (scAabc) 

(Liberty split) 
Hunter's Dogs 
Foster A Foster 
Bill Prultt 
Orpheus Comedy 4 
Happy Jack Gardner 
La Mar A Lawrence 

Clinton* la. 

ORrHUUM (wva) 
1st half 
Mr A Mrs F Cased 
(Four to fill) 



Colneeaae 

KEITH'S IUDO) 
Gaston Palmer 
Clayton A White 
Fulton A DeLongs 
Porter J White Co 
Marie Fiugibbon 
Adelaide A Hughes 
Rockwell A Wood 
Olympia Desval 

Dallaa 

MAJESTIC (inter) 
Rex's Circus 
Hans Hanka 
Sumlko A Oeish 
Gerard A Clark 
Genevieve Cliff Co 
Lew Dockstader 
Orvllle Stamm Co 
JEFFERSON (inter) 
Rouble Sims 
Follett Wicks A La 8 
Santos A Hayes 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Noodles Fagan 
Harry Jolson 
Kremka Bros 
(One to fill) 



trstle. III. 

LYRIC (ubo) 
Allen A Allen 
Thornton A Corlaw 
Verna Mersereau 
Frank Gabby 
Geo Lovett Co 
2d half 
Kelcey Sisters 
Browning A Dean 
Weir A Mack 
Sherman Van A Hy 
Geo Lovett Co 

Davennwrc 

COLUMBIA (Wva) 
Muriel Window 
Elrey Sisters 
Redford A Winchester 
Embs A Alton 
Dolan A Lenharr 

2d half 
"All Girl Revue" 

Decatur, III. 

EMPRESS (wva) 
Bottomley Troupe 
Dorothy Herman 
James Grady Co 
Dunbar A Turner 
. .ik S' afford Co 
2d balf 
Richard Wall/ Co 
Leroy A Mabel Hart 
"When We Orow Up" 
John Gelger 
"Song A Dance Rev" 

Denver 

ORPHEUM 
Clccollnl 
Stalne's Circus 
Frank Crumlt 
' Singer A Zleglers 
Le Hoen A Dupreece 
Whipple Huston Co 
Roshanara 

Den Molnea 

ORPHEUM (wva) 
Vcrnle Kaufman 
Wilson A Wilson 
" South 'n Porch Party' 
Richards A Kyla 
The Casinos 
(One to nil) 

2d half 
Lawton 

Diamond A Brennan 
Friend A Downing 
Page Hack A Mack 
Doree's Opera Co 
Muriel Window 

Detroit. Mlcku 

COLUMBIA (sun) 
Howards Girls 
Armstrong A Odall 
Barrier Bros 
Leslie A Williams 
Frisco Four 
Medley A May Be 
Columbia Players 

MILES (acAabo) 
Ro7ella 3 
O'Nell A Mack 
"Wild Oats" 
Tom Linton Olrls 
Sebastion Merrill Co 
(One to nil) 

ORPHEUM (loew) 
Ross Bros 
Ford A Truly 
"Evil Hour" 
Viola Duval 
Trovollo 
Captain Sorcho 

Dnlntn 

GRAND (wva) 
3 Lllllputs 

Gertrude Le-Folsom C 
Milt Wood 
Kastlng Kays 

2d half 
Mankln 

Prince A Deerle 
The Oeors-ettys 
(One to fill) 



VARIETY 



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ABLE O H 
O'Donnell 4 Blair 
Browning A Morris 
Mr A Mrs Robyns 
onto 4 Dooley 
"School Msater" 

2d halt 
The Peere 
George Yoemana 
Halllgan 4 8ykoi 

B. Um»Ml 
AMERICAN i«un) 
Bernard Carman 
Anthony 4 Adela 
"Stylo Review" 
Qruett 4 Qruett 
Gold Duat 

2d bait 
The Dunnlgans 
"Dr Joy" 
Doc O'Nell 
Plying Lordona 
(One to fill) 

M. it. Laada, IU. 

ERBERS (wva) 
"Between Trslns" 
Barnea 4 Barron 
Biler'a GoaU 
Lillian Sieger 

2d half 
Dlz 4 Dixie 
Lai Mon Kim 
Wataon 4 Flynn 
Rogers Pollack 4 R 

Edmonton, Cnn. 

P A .STACKS (DX) 
Lord Roberta 
6 Students 
Byal 4 Early 
Nan Gray 
Rials 

Bl*rla. I1L 

GRA.N'u (wva) 
lat half 
"Junior Revue" 

Elkhart, lad. 

ORPHEUM (ubo) 
Avonda Prince 8 
Alice Hamilton 
Hanlon Bros Co 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Wilfrid Dubola 
Thornton 4 Corlew 
Storm 4 Ma niton 
"New Loader" 
Blattra. N. Y. 

MAJESTIC (ubo) 
Southern Trio 
Armstrong 4 Ford 
Stan 8unley 3 
2d half 
Haley 4 Weston 
Geo H Wilson 
Clark Silverman Co 

Brio. Paw 

COLO.waL tubo) 
Nylr 4 belmar 
Sylvester 4 Vance 
Leipzig 
"Cranberries" 
Ryan 4 Tlerney 
Imp Jlu Jluu Tr 

MveaevlU* led. 

G HAND ( wva) 
Cummins 4 8eaham 
Weber 4 Elliott 
The Coeds 
Mao Curtis 
(One to ttll) 

2d half 
"The Cabaret Girt" 

Falrmwat. W. Tsw 

COLONIAL (achabc) 
Bonlger 4 Lester 
(Three to fill) 
Pall River, Mas*. 
BIJOU tloew) 
Cranston 4 Leo 
"Birthday Party" 
Denny 4 Doyle 
(Two to BID 

2d half 
Mayne 4 Ferns 
Keystone Trio 
Smith 4 Kaufman 
Oraclona 
(One to fill) 

Par*** If. IX 

GKANo (sc4abc) 
Grant Gardner 
Casting Lamys 
Ann Hamilton Co 
Scharf 4 Ramaer 

2d half 
Handers 4 MUlls 
Tbe Valdoa 
(Two to Hll) 

Pllat, Mich. 

MAJESTIC (ubo) 
"Prince of To Night" 

2d half 
Musical MacLarena 
Sullivan 4 Mason 
Jessie Hayward Co 
Granville 4 Mack 
Hardeen 

Ft. TOodare. la. 

PRINCESS (wva) 
Amedlo 

Graham 4 Randall 
Hu fiord 4 Chain 
Tun Chin Troupe 

2d half 
Hayes 4 Wynne 
Embs & Alton 
Kennedy 4 Burt 
Everett s Monks 

Pt. Wayne, lad. 

PALACE (ubo) 
Tuma 

Browning 4 Dean 
Sherman Van 4 Hy 



"Weat Point Girls" 

Trovato 

8 Types 

2d half 
Vlctorlne 4 Zolar 
Baron Llchter 
Rawaon 4 Claire 
Kenny 4 Hollls 
6 Sataudaa 
(Ons to 811) 

Pt. Worth 
MAJESTIC (Inter) 
Gusmanl Trio 
Fagg 4 White 
Relne Davlea 
Three Chums 
"Telephone Tangle" 
Joe Whitehead 
Dan 8herman Circus 

Oalnbirg. III. 

GAIETY (wvs) 
Kelso Bros 
Fisher 4 Rock a way 
3 Dolce SUters 
Buck Bros 

2d half 
"Between Traina" 
Herman 4 Shirley 
(Two to fill) 



Grand Parka. Ci 

GRAND twva) 
Wayne 4 Marshall 
Donlta 
6 Foolish Fellows 

2d bslf 
Cornelia 4 Adele 
Miller 4 Ralney 
Flying Valentlnos 

Graad Rapids 

OKrHEUM tubo) 
"Muslcsl Attorney" 
Laughing LaMar 
Beach Komedy Ko 
Dale 4 Weber 
Blutchea 

2d half 
George 4 George 
Electrice Co 
(Three to till) 

IS18 (scftsbc) 
Ames a Corbett 
Annie Msrle 
(Two to till) 

2d bslf 
Bstzone 8 Maszono 
Jan F 8ulllvan Co 
Verge 4 Dortby 
(One to fill) 

EMPRESS (ubo) 
Les Alvares 
Miller 8 Vincent 
Bert Levy 

Corbett Sbeppard 4D 
Chas Howard Co 
Mljarea 
(Oone to (111) 

Groat Palls, Can. 

Palace twva) 

Rutb Page 
"1 Died" 

Taylor 4 Howard 
Mabel Fonda 3 
2d half 
Lyric 4 

Musical Fredericks 
Gladys Arnold 
Annie Abbott 

Haaalhal. Mo. 

PARK (wva) 
"Tickets Please" 

2d half 
Gene 4 Katbryn King 
Barlow Sisters 
Earle 4 Edwarda 
BJork Broa 

Hamilton, Can. 

TEMPLE (ubo) 
J 4 W Hennlnga 
H Adler Co 
Emmett 4 Tonge 
Knapp 4 Conalla 
(One to nil) 

Hamilton. O. 

GKANU (huo) 
Viola's Animals 
Willie Zimmerman 
Noble 4 Brooks 
(Two to till) 

2d half 
Anna Eva Fay 
Castle Players 
Four Va Ida res 
Delia 4 Orma 

Harrtabarsr* Pa. 

MAJESTIC (ubo) 
The Piers 
Dalay Leon 
"Which Shall I M" 
Kelly 4 Pollock 
(One to All) 

2d half 
Millard Bros 
Best rice Diamond 
Wood 4 Wyde 
(One to fill) 

Hartford, Conn. 

PALACE (ubo) 
Models de Luxe 
Plotti 

Parish Bros 
Allvn 4 Francea 
Oxford Quintette 
(One to HID 

2d half 
Lordy'a Dogs 
Blglow Campbell 4 R 
"The Hero" 
J J Corbett 
Toylanders 
Ruby Cavell Co 

Hohoken, N. J. 

LYRIC (loew) 
Vina Bailey 
Frank Staples Co 
Fiddler 4 Sheltoa 



Jungman Family 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Florence Tlmponl 
Chas L Fletcher 
Murphy 4 Lachmar 
(Two to All) 

Honaton A 

MAJESTIC (inter) 
Hooper 4 Cook 
Williams 4 Segal 
Dunbar a Singers 
Harry B Lester 
I C 4 Coreene 
Al 4 Fan Stedman 
Han Ping Cblen 

Indlanapolla 

KEllH'S (ubo) 
(Sunday opening) 

Bertlab 

Crawford & Broderick 

Elsie Williams Co 

Craig Campbell 

Nanon's birds 

Hallen 8 Fuller 

Avon Comedy 4 

Vadle 8 Girls 

Monroe 8 Mack 

3 Mori Bros 

LYRIC (ubo) 

Kelcey Sinters 

Cain 8 Odom 

Weir 8 Mock 

Danny Simmons 

3 Falcons 

2d half 

Yuma 

Spencer 8 Williams 

Gene Muller Trio 

(Three to nil) 

Ifbara 

STAR (ubo) 
Coretty 8 Antoinette 
Roger Gray Co 
2d half 
Southern Trio 
Absalom Sheriff Tr 

Jackson, Mich. 

UIJOU (ubo) 
"Around tbe Town" 

2d half 
Claire 8 Atwood 
Bennington Sisters 
Great Howsrd 
Rotalll 8 Shell! 
Primrose Minstrels 

Jacksonville 

DUVALL (ubo) 
(Sunday opening) 
(Savannah split)' 
1st half 
Doyle ft Elaine 
Phllbrlek 8 Devean 
Navaasar Girls 
(2 to nil) 

Jaae*>%llle, Win. 
APOLLO (scAabc) 
Rubin's Dogs 
Qulgg 8 Nlrkerroa 
Elmer Jerome Co 
(One to nil) 

Johnntotra. Pn. 
MAJESTIC (ubo) 
(Sberldsn Sq. Pitts- 
burgh, split) 
1st half 
Blcknell 
H ft E Puck 
(Three t« nil) 
Jollet. III. 
ORPHEUM (wva) 
Morton Bros 
Kelso 8 Lelghton 
Symphonic Sextet 
Gordon ft Marx 
Hullng's Sp*I* 
2d half 
Will 8 Kemp 
Dunn 8 Dean 
Dorothy nurton Co 
Neal Abel 
"Habrrd<i«hpry" 
Jeplln, Ma, 
ELECTRIC (wva) 
Maestro Co 
Brooklvn Cnmedy 4 

2d half 
Lawrence ft H Falls 
Luckle ft Yost 
Knlnmnino, Mich. 
MAJESTIC (ubo) 
3 Weber Girls 
Smith A Farmer 
Lnmh's Manikins 
Crelghton 8 Pelmont 
"Cheyenne Days" 

°d "half 
Wool folk's Stock 
K»«««« City. Kan, 

ELECTRIC (wva) 
Gene ft Kathrvn King 
Lawrence ft IT Falls 

2d half 
Sevmonr'a Hnppy F 
Edmund* 8 La Velio 
Kismr Cltr. Mo. 
ORPHEl'M 
Lillian King-bury Co 
Ballot nivertlsementa 
Fd Morton 
Whiting ft B'lrt 
Mme Donald Aver 
Two Tomboys 
McWnter* 8 Tyson 

glohe (wva) 
Plork Pros 
Edmunds ft La Velle 
"The Last Laugh" 
Cvrllne Nntts 
(One to nil) 

2<\ half 
flnra«"ie ft MrNe^ce 
J ft O <"»m«»r»> 
MlM|o Stevens Co 
Ron Smith 
Canting Campbells 



Kenoaha, Wlau 

VIRGINIAN (wva) 
"8 Little Wlvea" 

2d half 
Paul Dauens 
3 Millarda 
Kelly ft Galvln 
3 Watsons 
(One to 811) 

Knoxvllle, Tena. 

OR AND (ubo) 
Irmis 4 Ryan 
Hoger ft Goodwin 
Emmett Welch 
(1 to hll) 

(2d half) 
Brown McCormack 
Mr. and Mr*. Allison 
Emett Welch Minstrels 
(1 to nil) 

Kokomo, IndU 
hifti iuboj 
let hair 
Young 6 Cllmore 
Mabel ft Lcroy Hart 
John Neff 
"New Leader" 

LafayvMs. fad. 

FAMILY (ubo) 
The Puppetta 
Clinton 8 Rooney 
Spencer ft Williams 
Merle's Cockatoos 

2d hulf 
Neus ft Eldrld 
Brooks Rautb 8 B 
Harry Hayward Co 
Frank Gabby 
"West Point Girls" 

Laanlaa;. Mich. 

UIJOU (uuo) 
Davis 8 Kitty 
Boris Frdkln Tr 
Cross 8 Doris 
"The Volunteers" 
Fink's Mules 

2d bslf 
Hanlon Dean 4 H 
Barto 4 Clarke 
(Three to nil) 

Lew lat oa. Mo. 

UNION SQ (ubo) 
The Drlghtons 
Norma Gray 
Wynn ft Oossett 
Haw ft English 
2d halt 
The Mclntyres 
Carson A DeNett 
Mr ft Mrs Pbllllps 
Guenrlo 8 Cannen 
Billy bouncer Co 

Lima, O. 

ORPHEUM (sun) 
Anna Eva Fay 
Delia ft Orma 
Castle Players 
Four Valdares 
2d half 
Willie Zimmerman 
Noble 8 Brooks 
Viola's Animals 
(Two to nil) 

Lincoln 

ORflltiUM 

(17-1S) 

(Same mil Playing 

Colo Spgs 14-15) 
Mary Sbaw Co 
The Crlnpa 
Reynolds 8 Donegan 
Florrle Mlllershlp 
Stuart Dames 
Flavllla 
La Mont's Cowboys 

Little Rack, Ark. 

MAJESTIC (Inter) 
Finn 8 Finn 
Gertie Ven Dyck 
Harry Beresford Co 
Brenner ft Allen 
Lawrence ft Hurl Falls 

2d hulf 
Orpington Trio 
Bessie Drowning 
Willie Weston 
"Red Heads" 

L«n«*«|M»rt, Tad. 

COLONIAL (Ubo) 
"Junior Follies" 

2d half 
Allen ft Allrn 
Gaylord 8 Lancton 
(One to nil) 

Lnn Anaelea 

ORPHEUM 
Nesbli ft Clifford 
Tuscano Broa 
The Duttons 
The Bellrlnpers 
"Bachelor Dinner" 
Eva Taylor Co 
Mayo 8 Tally 
Mne Francis 

HIP («cftabc) 
Mile Emerle Co 
Tcchow's Cats 
Smith ft Hunter 
Fogarty's Dnnccrs 
Adams ft Cuhl 
Helen Carlos 3 
Melody Trio 

PANTAC.RS (m) 
"Fashion Oirla" 
Potts Bros Co 
nob Albright 
Plllrr Seaton 
Standard Rrna 

I <>nl»vllle 

):'• H'S mho) 
(Sjid«v opening) 
l r ->r-i« ft r»rppton 
WT'on .'-'Istera 
Orv it i arkrrs 
Mai 'ii Weeks 



Dorothy Regel Co 
Robt E Keane 
"Bride Shop" 

Lowell. Maee. 

KEllH'S tubo) 
Tbe Faynes 
Waver 4 Cummlnga 
F Nordstrom Co 
Rice 4 Francla 
Mr 8 Mrs J Barry 
"Man Off Ice Wagon" 
8 Am Dancers 

Madlaaa. Wla. 

ORPHEUM (wva) 
"Tbe Night Clerk" 

2d half 
Carter 
Frank Ward 
Ward 8 Faye 
3 Lorettaa 

Maavbeater* N. II. 

ACLHTORlUMl (UDO) 
Edgar Berger 
Powder ft Chapman 
George Earle Co 
Irene 8 Bobble 
"Fascinating Flora" 

2d half 
Clegg 

Bogart 8 Nelaon 
Fry 8 Japs 
Victoria 4 
"Betting Bettys" 

Milwaukee 

MAJESTIC (orph) 
Chip 8 Marble 
"Petticoats" 
M Nordstrom 
Stewart ft Donohue 
Burnham 8 Irving 
Carl Mi-Cullough 
M Delton 8 M 
Flying Wunti 

Mlaaeapolla 

ORPHEUM 
Hamilton 8 Barnes 

5 Annapolis Boys 
Stone 4 Hayes 
Warren 8 Cooly 
"Love In Suburbs" 
The Sultanaa 
Olga Cook 
Arthur Barat 

GRAND (wva) 
Mr 8 Mrs McOreevey 
Morgan 8 Stewart 
C ft M Dunbar 

6 Romeras 

PALACE (wva) 
Grand Opera 
Gordon Eldrid Co 
Burns ft Lynn 
2 Oeorges 

UNIQUE (acftabc) 
John Hlgglns 
Sam Curtis Co 
Lew Wells 
(Two to nil) 

Mlaaonla. Can. 

BIJOU iwvu) 
Math Broa 8 Girl 
King Black Facs 
Jewel City 3 
Musical Vynoa 
2d half 
Ruth Pago 
•I Died" 

Taylor 8 Howard 
Mabel Fonda 3 

Montreal 

ORPHEUM (ubo) 
Al Rover 8 Sis 
"Little Stranger" 
Maud Muller 
Everett's Monks 
Kingston A Ebner 
Mason ft Keeler 
Primrose 4 
(One to nil) 

Mt. Veraon, If. T. 

PROCTOR'S 
Markce Bros 
B ft N Helm 
Jean Tyson Co 
Stewart Sisters 
Claude Oolden 
"Woman Proposes" 
Marie Russell 
Alwln ft Kenny 
2d half 
Young A April 
Lee Barth 
Mabel Ford Co 
Kath McConnell 
Cameron Devitt Co 
4 Harmonists 
"On a Veranda" 
Musical Monarcha 

Nanhvllle. Trsa. 
MAJESTIC (ubo) 
(Birmingham split) 

1st half 
King A King 
Stevens B A Bennett 
Trots Paka C 
Willie Solar 
Orange Parkers 

2d half 
Santley Bros 
Gllson A DeMott 
Alice Lyndon Dofl Co 
Gaston Palmer 
Trots Paka Co 
Nevrark. N. J. 
MAJESTIC (loew) 
Florence Tlmponl 
V«'»id"1pnhn 4 
Lawrence ft Edwards 
O'Brien ft Havel 
Maud Tiffany 
(Two to fill) 

2d hnlf 
Smith ft Tiller Sis 
ft Oliver* 
Fmma Sfovonn 
"Best of Friends" 



Charlie Case 
The Lelanda 
(One to nil) 

New llavea. Conn. 

POLl'S tubo) 
Magi in Eddy ft Roy 
Worsley 4 Ashton 
Pulne ft Nesbitt 
Loyal's Dogs 
Anthony A McOulre 
"Suffragettes" 

(2d half) 
Arthur Ward 
Walters A Walters 
Kay Bush A Robinson 
Conroy A Models 
(Two to nil) 

BIJOU (ubo) 
The Sldonaa 
Oerhardt A Hodge 
Naldy A Naldy 
Helen Davla 
Young Sing Tr 
(One to nil) 

(2d half) 
Van A Pierce 
Arthur Ward 
Loredo's Models 
(Three to nil) 

New Orleana 

ORPHEUM 
Houdlni 

Wms A Wolfus 
Don Fong Gue Co 
Ray Samuela 
Waller Mlltcrn Co 
Mack A Vincent 
Ben Beyer Bro 

Na. Yakima. Waak. 

EMPIRE (wva) 
Harrington A Florence 
Westman Family 
Dick Ferguson 
Tbomaa Trio 

2d half 
Carl Rlfner 
Mr A Mrs Bennett 
Jack Polk 
"Musical Matinee" 

EMPIRE (scftabc) 
Harry Sterling 
Carl Rhell 

Cora A Robt Simpson 
Musical Kuebna 
Geo Lee Girls 
Ray Conlln 

Oakland, Cal. 

ORPHEUM 
(Open 8un Mat) 
Frank Fogarty 
Olga Mlrhka 3 
Callste Conant 
Bouncer'a Circus 
Dyer A Faye 
Mang A Snyder 
Emmett Devoy Co 
PANTAOES (m) 
Havemann's Animals 
Roberts Stuart A R 
Lewis Belmont A L 
Heuman Trio 
Ray Lawrence 

Ovden. Utah 

PANTA0E8 (m) 
"Colonial Days" 
Creo 

Dancing Davey 
Les Aradoa 
S H Dudley Co 

Oklahoma City. Ok. 

LYRIC (Inter) 
Kremka Bros 
Noodles Fagan 
Elsie Faye 3 
Harry Jolaon 
Akl Trio 

2d half 
Charley Fatty A M 
Edyth A Eddie Adair 
Harry Jolson 
Mason A Murray 
Clown Seal 

Omaha 

ORPHEUM 
(Open Sun Mat) 

Conrad ft Conrad 

3 Leigh tons 

Thurber A Madison 

LAM Jackson 

Ed Foy Family 

Nonette 

Fatlma 

Freeman A Dunham 
EMPRESS (wva) 

Leonard! 

Millie Stevens Co 

Kennedy ft Burt 

Melnotte LaNole Tr 
2d half 

Randow Duo 

Graham ft Randall 

Louis London 

Evans A Sister 

Oihbnab. wis. 
MAJESTIC (wva) 
Bennington ' 
Beach ft Lynn 
2d hair 
Archer ft Carr 
Orbaasany's Cockatoos 
(One to All) 

Ottawa. Can. 

DOMINION (ubo) 
PnsquHah A Marin 
P J Ardath Co 
Dnndng Mars 
(Two to nil) 

I'nraona. Knn, 
Pnraguo ft M'A'cece 
PIiti-o ft Knoll 
(One to nih 

2d hnlf 
Rlmminx ft Simmons 
Cladys Vnnce 
Three O'Meers 



rawtneket, R. I. 

SCENtC tubo) 
3 Aeolian Glrla 
Albert Cutter 
Patrlcola A Myera 
Billy Bouncer 
2d half 
Powder 4 Chapman 
Oeorgla Earle Co 
Cotter 4 Bowden 
Phllllpl 4 

Pklladelpkla 

KEllH'S (Ubo) 
Lohse 4 Sterling 
Harris 4 Manlon 
J 8 E Dooley 
Farber Glrla 
Jos E Bernard Co 
Chaa Olcott 
£*laie Janls 
Kramer 4 Morton 
H de Serrla Co 

GRAND (ubo) 
Ferry 

Wllklns 4 Wtlklna 
Alex Klda 
R H Hodge Co 
Lady Sen Mel 
O'Donnell 4 Blair 

WM PENN (ubo) 
C 4 M Cleveland 
Moran 4 Wiser 
Marie King Scott 
Bernard 4 Phillips 
Wm Weston Co 
(One to 811) 

Plttshnrajh 

HARRI8 tubo) 
Bernlce Legrand Co 
Klngler Bros 4 8 
8 Boyds 

Ed Llndsley Co 
Christy Kennedy 8 
Ryan 4 Ryan 
Francelll 8 Lewis 

DAVIS (ubo) 
Alexander Bros 
Grace Fisher 
Claire Vincent Co 
Brent Hayes 
Bronson A Baldwin 
"Tango Shoes" 
Bam Bernard 
8 Jahna 

SHERIDAN SQ (nbo) 
(Johnstown split) 
1st half 
La Viva 

Louie A Bronaon 
Mr A Mrs Q Wilde 
Dave Ferguson 
MuBlcal Nosses 

Portland, Mo. 

KEITH'S (ubo) 
Mario A Duffy 
Ponzello Slaters 
W A M Cutty 
Donnelly A Merrill 
"Vacuum Cleanera" 
Jones A Sylvester 
Ford A Hewitt 

Portland* Ore, 
OKHHEUM 
"P P of Wash Sq" 
McCormack 8 Wallace 
Dorothy Jardon 
Sharp 8 Turek 
Jas H Cullen 
Sara Barton 
M Ira no Bros 
EMPRESS (scftabc) 
Aerial Mella 
Hyman Myer 
Lilly Lenora 
Ranous Nelaon Co 
Gray 4 Graham 
La Delia Comlques 
PANTAGE8 (m) 
"Office Olrls" 
Rucker 4 Winifred 
Gallagher 4 Carlln 
Keegan 8 Ellsworth 
Bert Wlggln Co 

Providence, R. I. 

KEITH'S (ubo) 
Paul Conchas 
DeLeon A Davis 
Geo Bean Co 
Kate Watson 
Wright A Dietrich 
Oliver A Olp 
Tlghe A Jason 
Intermrt Girl 

EMERY (loew) 
Forrester A Lloyd 
Moss A Frey 
Frank Terry 
Sylvester Schaefer 
(One to nil) 

2d half 
Mahoney Bros 
Cranston A Les 
Bob Hall 

Sylvester Schaefer 
(One to nil) 

Onln.T. III. 
ORPHEUM (wva) 
Watson A Flrnn 

"Haberdashery" 
Chas Semon 
Herman Shirley 

2d half 
•Tickets Please" 
It rutting, Pn. 
HIPP (ubo) 
Roger's Dogs 
Kloln Bros 
"M the Party" 
Wood A Wvde 

2d half 
Zvlo Maids 
"The Con" 
"At th* Psrtv" 
I ncna ft Lucille 
Word Bis 



Reiilna. Cnn. 

REQ1NA (W?a) 
Yvonne 
The La Tours 
Knight A Moore 
General Plsano 
2d half 
Kenny A La France 
Frank Colby Co 
Davla A Walker 
3 Imperial Japs 
Roeheata*! N. Y. 
FAMILY (aun) 
Wesley ft Francla 
Great LeRoy Co 
Tom Linton Girls 

2d kalf 
Prevouat 4 Ooulett 
Imperial Players 
Dorothy Dare Co 
Mewfcraea, Us. 
PALACE (wva) 
Carter 

Frank Ward 
Carter 

Ward 4 Faye 
3 Lorettaa 

2d halt 
"Night Clerh" 
Sacra asen to 
OKPHBUM 
(Fresno Split) 
1st halt 
Vsn 4 Bella 
Chick Sals 
Msrls Bishop 
J no Oordon Co 
Metropolitan Dancers 
Mack Rbosds 

EMPRESS (scftabc) 
Frank Shields 
Holland 4 Dais 
Hesrn 4 Rutter 
"Enchanted Forrest" 
lorn a Stscla Moore 
Freehand Bros 
Tyler St Clair 8 
Sngrlnaw, Mleku 
FRANKLIN (Ubo) 
2d halt 
Dsvls 4 Kitty 
Cross 4 Doris 
Boris Ftrdkln Tr 
"The Volunteers" 
Fink's Mules 

St. Jan. Mien. 
CRYSTAL (later) 
Joe Kennedy 
Gladys Corrsll 
Claudius 4 Seartet 
Roach 4 MoCurdy 
Emmy's Pets 



BUI Dooley 
Cole 4 Wood 
The Turplns 
Murray K Htll 

Schovanl Troupe 

St. I sals 

COLUMBIA (orph) 
Carolina White 
Laura W Hall Co 
Wm Pruett Co 
Maile King Co 
Lew Hawkins 
Cook 4 Loreni 
Thurber 4 Madison 
Gardiner 8 

EMPRESS (wvnj 
Mosher Hsyes 4 M 
Inei Mccsuley Co 
Lai Mon Kim 
Rogers Pollack 4 R 
Clown Seal 

2d hslf 
Bsrnes 4 Barron 
Jsmea Thompson Co 
Adair 4 Orlnls 
Muslcsl MacLarena 
GRAND (wva) 
Roae 4 Ellis 
Farrell 4 Fnrroll 
Mabel Harper 
Russell's Minstrels 
Torcst's Novelty 
Borslnl Troupe 
St. Pan! 
ORPHEUM 
(Open Sun Mat) 
Gen Ed La visa 
Vslentlne 4 Bell 
Victor Morley Co 
Benny 4 Woods 
C Gllllngwater Co 
Vsnderbflt 4 Moore 
Clark 4 Verdi 

EMPRESS (seAabo) 
Marble Oems 
Kamerer 4 Howland 

7 Castelluocls 
Marie Stoddard 

Mr ft Mrs A Csppelin 
PRINCESS (wva) 
Mankln 

Prince 4 Deerle 
The Georgettya 
(Ons to fill) 

2d half 
Howard 4 Sadler 
Beach 4 Lynn 
Orace De Winters 

8 Tasmsnlsns 

Salt Lake 
ORPHEUM 

(Open Sun Mat) 
Oauthler A Devi 
Harry Fern Co 
Ryan A Lee 
Miss Leltzol 
Les Yardys 
Ruby fielder 
Harmony .1 

PANTAOES (m) 
4 Casters 
"Mafdi of West" 
Jarvls ft Harrison 
Knnr Wilson Co 
La Toy 



(Continued on page .12.) 



ltf 



VARIETY 



SPECIAL NOTICES 



To Non-Members 



The inlttatioa f«« at the present moment 
U llli but, by virtu* of the power given 
to the Board of Directors or International 
Board, THIS FEE MAY BE INCREASED, 
at any tint, wit bout notice, UP TO AND 
INCLUDING lift. 

Tbla moans that, when 70a nest see 
these notices, the INITIATION FEE MAY 
BE m. easy bo ftt, amy btfUOR EVEN 
Hot. 

take advantage while thorn Is jot 



Wo do not wish to keen suyeae out be- 
cause of financial conditions, or because 
the Initiation fee may be too large, but 
there Is a limit to our patience, 
suasion must 



IT IS YOUR DUTY TO BELONG TO 
THESE ORGANIZATIONS, and WHEN 
YOU BELONG YOU WILL FIND IT IS A 
PLEASURE. 

It Is no good opposing our policies from 
the outside. The only way to change these, 
to modify them or to crush tbsm Is to 
come Inside. SO COME INSIDE WHILE 
YOU CAN AT A MODERATE COST. 



W« are) going to publish a list 
of acts that managers can cancel 
without danger to themselves. Do 
you want your name to be on that 
list? If not make instant applica- 
tion for membership. 



VACANCIES FOR 

Deputy Organisers. Apply for 
credentials and particulars to 
Harry Mountford. 



Holders of transfer cards either 
V. A. F. or I. A. L, can attend all 
meetings of the Lodge, after the 
initiation. 



Boston 

The Biggest 

MASS MEETING 

Boston hes ever seen will be hold 

Thursday Night, Feb. 17 

et 11:1S et the 

ScoUay Sq. Olympla Theatre 

(Kindly loaned by Mr. A. E. Lord) 

Speeber-Mr. HARRY MOUNTFORD 
Supported by all the labor leaders of Mae- 
sechusetts and over Zt managers of vaude- 
ville theatres. 



t Only room for t more Deputy Organ* 
Isers. Write Immediately for last t 
positions. 



Unless you write Immediately, en- 
closing $S, you cannot be reinstat«d In 
the White Rats or the AAA's at that 
price. This Is the Anal notice. 



The Annual Masque 
and Civic Ball 

WILL BE HELD MARCH IsTH AT THE 
AMSTERDAM OPERA HOUSE, 44TH 
STREET AND sTH AVENUE. 

FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THE HIS- 
TORY OF THE ALLIED ORGANIZA- 
TIONS, THERE WILL BE A LADIES' 
COMMITTEE IN CHARGE OF ONE OF 
THE DEPARTMENTS. 

MEMBERS OF THE AAA DESIRING 
TO SERVE ON THAT COMMITTEE ARE 
REQUESTED TO NOTIFY EITHER IN 
PERSON OR BY LETTER, THE HEAD- 
QUARTERS OFFICE 



THE APPAM AND THE ACTOR 

BY HARRY MOUNTFORD 

Whatever our opinions as to the present European war, wherever 
our sympathies may lie, there is no man with one spark of red blood in 
him who does not admire the way in which the Steamer Appam was 
captured and with a small prize crew aboard was sailed right across 
the Atlantic, eluding the British Navy, and brought safely to port in 
Newport News. 

If there is any glory in war, this is one of the most glorious feats 
of gallantry, which up to the present, has been accomplished on the seas. 

After the Appam was captured by the mysterious raider, a Lieu- 
tenant and twenty-two Germans were placed on board in charge of tht 
big ship Appam and over five hundred Englishmen. 

This small corps of Germans not only steered that ship through the 
British war patrol, braving the ordinary dangers of the Atlantic, but 
kept under control and as prisoners and subject to their will in every- 
thing, hundreds of Englishmen (some of whom were soldiers, some 
Governors of Colonies and many Captains of ships)— everyone burning 
with a desire to wrest the ship from its captors; but the twenty-two 
Germans had their own way. And there is no doubt if there had been 
a thousand Englishmen on board, the result would have been the same. 
It seems at first sight impossible that twenty-two Germans should 
conquer and hold in captivity five hundred Englishmen. But if these 
five hundred had been Americans, the result would have been the same. 
If there had been twenty-two Chinese and five hundred Germans, 
under the same conditions and in the same circumstances, the tame 
end would have been achieved. 

There must be some reason for this, apart from the mere nationality 
of the captors and the captured, and the difference of race between the 
victors and the vanquished. 

That difference lay in organisation. 

The Germans under their Lieutenant were thoroughly organized 
and prepared. 

The Appam was captured because they were unprepared for the 
sudden appearance of the raider and the prisoners on the Appam had 
to do as they were told because Lieut. Berg and his twenty-two sailors 
were completely organized. 

It was impossible, it would have been foolhardy and would have 
been throwing away the lives of women and children (not to speak of 
their own lives), for the prisoners on board the Appam, in their un- 
prepared, defenseless and unorganized state to have attempted a mutiny 
or a fight against their captors. 

But had they been equally organized with the Germans, had they 
been equally prepared, the sending of five hundred prisoners in charge 
of twenty-two armed men, would never have been attempted, and if 
attempted, the rule of the twenty-two would not have lasted twenty- 
two minutes. 

There is a business in which we are all concerned, known as the 
vaudeville business. 

There are about four men who are organized and prepared and 
there are about fifteen thousand actors who are unorganized, who 
have been unprepared. 

For twenty years the first mentioned four men have been organizing 
— have been preparing. 

First they organized one association of managers, then another. 
That not suiting, they organized another. Then came into existence the 
United Booking Offices— then the Vaudeville Collection Agency — then 
the acquisition of stock in other agent's offices — then other means and 
methods were used. 

They organized— they prepared— and no one can blame them or 
criticise them for preparing and for organizing to defend their own 
interests. 

But while they were working day and night, the average actor was 
asleep. He let things go and droned along, with the inevitable result 
that soon these three or four men controlled and owned the actor, 
body and soul. 

So strong in their own minds did they become, that about five weeks 
ago they even issued an order telling the actor what he was not to 
talk about. 

They have long fixed his means of living. They have long taken 
from the actor more commission than the law allows. They have long 
treated the actor as a mere chattel, as a mere instrument, as a mere 
piece of goods, and though the actor individually, personally, has 
resented it, he, like the passengers of the Appam, has been powerless 
and unable to protect himself. 

But we are now offering the fifteen thousand actors a chance to 
show their manhood, a chance to regain their rights, a chance to prove 
that they shall no longer be controlled, governed, directed and in some 
cases tyrannized over by three or four men. 

We have tried for the past ten weeks, and with great success, to wake up the 
passengers of the good ship ''Vaudeville," to the fact that they ought to control their 
own ship— that they are the crew, they are the owners, they are the passengers; snd 
that these other men are simply raiders. 

We have no desire to put these three or four men out of business. We haTe no desire 
that they should not get a fair return for their investment, if any, and their labors; but 
we do think that the actor should have some say as to the conditions under which he 
labors, as to the remuneration which he is to receive, and that three or four men should 
know that they will be held responsible for their own signatures and their own actions. 

The method by which this can be dons is Organisation. The asms of the Organisa- 
tion is ths Whits Rats Actors' Union of America. 

Does anyone believe that if someone could have shown the passengers and crew 
and prisoners on the Appam a method of organizing, against their captors, with a surety 
of success, that the matter would not have been settled in twenty-four hours? 

We are showing the actor an absolute certainty of success if he will join the 
White Rats Actors' Union. 

The monopoly of vaudeville is doomed as soon as a sufficient number of actors 
wake up. 

We are nearly strong enough. Victory is within sight. And when the victory is 
won, it will have been won by the organized actors of the United States of America snd 
they will take good care that those who have not helped to win the victory, shall not 
share in the results. 

Let those who love cut salaries, 15, I7yi and 20% commission— those who like to 
think they can be cancelled at a moment's notice, remain outside. 

If they like to remain "prisoners," as far as we are concerned, they snail rsBBsia 
prisoners to ths snd. 

But, we, the organized actors of America, give them another invitation to join our 
ranks and assert their independence and prove that they mean to control their own 
livelihood, their own profession, and have at least a few words to say as to the conditions 
under which they live. 

They can still enter for $10 initiation fee. But a week from now it may be $25. In 
another week it may be $100. 

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SPECIAL NOTICES 



Atlantic City, N. J. 

Last Sunday, I was in Atlaattc City, 
N. J., sad that night, at a quarter of seven, 
I went to the box office of the Apollo 
theatre to tost the business that was be- 
ing doae there by Mr. Fred Niaoa Nlrd- 
linger with bis Sunday concert. 

At a quarter of seven, the only seats 
▼acaat in the house were two la tao bach 
row of the orchestra aad two la tao bach 
row of the halcoay. 

This gives sosse slight Idea of the enor- 
mous business Mr. NirdJIagor does la that 
theatre. 

Therefore, any actor who la the future 

Clays Atlaattc City to show Mr. Nlrdlinger 
is act, or plays It for nothing. Is a fool, 
aad the actors oa each bill are practically 
making a clear present to Mr. NirdUager 
of fltMt a week. 

"A word to the wise Is sufficient." 

HARRY MOUNTFORD. 



Falls, N. Y. 



Last Monday, the manager at Niagara 
Falls chose to cancel an act after a mati- 



The act got la touch with me, aad I 
Immediately instructed all the acta to re- 
fuse to play until tbla act waa reinstated. 

The actors, like good White Rats, obeyed, 
saw the manager tea minutes before the 
evealag curtala weat up, aad they all weat 
bach to work. 

Reason i They were all Rats oa the bllL 
aad everybody quit. 

You cannot give a show without actors. 

To ovoid trouble, see that all acta are 
White Rate before the commencement of 
your eagagemeat. 



San 



Cal. 



The actors at the Empreee Theatre, Saa 
Francisco, determined it waa an imposi- 
tion to play four shows a day there, aad, 
accordlagly, under the leadership of the 
Chief Deputy Organiser. Mr. Barry Con- 
aors, preseatod their claims to the sua- 
agemeat. 

_The management offered arbitration. 
The Rata accepted It, but the management 
used dilatory tactics In not quickly ap- 
pointing their arbitrator, aad therefore the 
show was stopped. 

But the management Immediately agreed 
to pay full pro rata for the fourth show 
by ths week; that la, they paid the full 
aalartes for the three performances, aad 
paid pro rata every day for the extra 
performance. 

Reasons They were all White Rats aad 
took united action. 



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International Board, send a letter (i 



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Headquarters. 227 West 41th Street, before 
midnight, February 24th, It lit 

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for the office of (hero name office).** 
signed by two members In good standing, 
which should be accompanied by the fol- 
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the aominatioa as a candidate for 

• • • ;• • • • • : «ad If elected promise 

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Ohio, Jack T. Mclaomey, 1447 West 
112th Street. 



Chief Deputy Organiser Albany, N. Y., 
R. L. Horat, 4t2 Broadway. 



Change of Address 

Winnipeg, Man. 

Financial Secretary and Organizer 

H. Hayee, 7el Lindaay Building, 

Opposite St. Charles Hotel 

M ee ti ngs every Thursday night at llsM 

in St. Charles Hotel 



NEW ACTS THIS WEEK 



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NEW ACTS NEXT WEEK 

Initial Premutation, First Appearaoce 

or Roappaaranca In or Around 

New York 

Dolly Sister*, Palace. 
Victor Herbert's Review, Palace. 
Adele Rowland and Harry Carroll, 
Palace. 
Clifford and Mack, Royal. ^^^ 



Laurie and Bronson. 

Talk and Songs. 

One. 

Columbia (Peb. 6). 

Would be an excellent mixed two-act 
for the biggest time if the turn had been 
properly fitted with material. The talk 
especially they have is hickey, almost 
rough at times, and in consequence the 
boy seems hickey upon the stage, re- 
moving all possibilities of anything ap- 
proaching class entering the turn, ex- 
cepting such as the young girl can im- 
part to it. The team has played on 
some of the small big time out of town. 
The opening talk runs to flirtation be- 
tween the young couple that skips along 
naturally, barring some of the hick re- 
marks, until the girl says she is married. 
After that is explained away, they 
sing "I'm Crazy Over You," and to 
prove it the boy says he will give the 
girl everything he h», starting with 
taking off his collar and stripping down 
until only his trousers and undershirt 
are left upon him. When Miss Bronson 
refuses these cast-off articles, he re- 
marks, "I guess I stopped too soon." 
At the Columbia they walked off with 
the hit of the Sunday matinee, for some 
of the dialogue just suited the upper 
part of that house, but this young couple 
would be very foolish to continue with 
their present material. If they can han- 
dle other and more refined matter as 
well, there's no reason why they should 
not rapidly climb into the front ranks 
of vaudeville's best two-people talking, 
dancing and singing turns. The girl, es- 
pecially, has plenty of personality and 
with a real cute delivery that may land 
her in a production. The boy also has 
real ability. It looks as though they 
only needed a writer who understood 
their possibilities. The talk in the turn 
is all their own' with perhaps the excep- 
tion of the "Beauty is only skin deep 
—Well, I'm nc cannibal" line. 8lme.. 



Moore and White. 
Songs and Talk. 
12 Mins.; One. 
Columbia (Feb. 6). 

A mixed two-act that will stand much 
polishing before it may expect a chance 
on real big time. The girl in it is 
blonde and inclined to be very friendly 
with the audience, through such re- 
marks as "Now for the fun, boys" to the 
front of the house. The man is corre- 
spondingly small time. They sing three 
numbers, "On the Road to Home, Sweet 
Home," "Too Good to be True" (one 
verse and chorus) and "Louisville," the 
man having a solo dance that brought 
him little. If not wanting a burlesque 
engagement the couple can make the 
small time in a spot, but both might 
confine themselves to the work upon 
the stage without working to the audi- 
ence. BiM*. 



Hilda Spong and Co. (1). 
"Forty Winks" (Comedy-Drama). 
18 Mins.; Five (Parlor). 
Palace. , 

Hilda Spong has entered vaudeville 
in a dream, supplied by Everett S. 
Ruskay in the form of a 90-10 sketch, 
90 on the drama and 10 on the comedy. 
As Mr. Ruskay progresses in his vau- 
deville writings, his future play- 
let will probably be protean — 

now that he has furnished what 
is known as a two-people skit, 
otherwise in the class of getting the 
most money for the least salary. 
Miss Spong carries a support, Regan 
Hughston. On the bill he is The 
Husband; she, The Wife, so the play- 
let starts. They have been married five 
years and are still talking about it 
To-night's the anniversary. Hussy 
comes home with two tickets for a 
society play and his wife mildly bawls 
him out for paying 16 for them, as she 
says the Langford family is about on 
the bum through Mr. Langford giving 
out bum checks. The wife heard about 
that at a whist the same afternoon of 
the night of her fifth wedding anniver- 
sary. Hussy makes a kick about 
changing his tie, but the wife insists 
he looks so well in full evening dress — 
and he retires. She sits in an arm 
chair, before the fire in the good old 
way, and then the dream comes out. 
As a dream also in the good old way 
it is held over on the audience until the 
finale. Removing herself from the arm 
chair the dream wife calls up the Hud- 
son Garage for a taxi and is told to 
tell her husband he will have to come 
across with that $281 overdue before 
they burn up any more gas on her 
family. It frightens her. Maybe her 
husband is also a bum checker. The 
husband returns. Wife says they will 
flag the show and get down to cases. 
"How are you fixed, Jim?" she asked. 
"Don't let that worry you, Barbara," he 
soothingly slips softly. 'Well, just 
look over these bills and let's get more, 
familiar," quoths she, and he reads that 
Stern Bros, must have $200, while Alt- 
man's needs $160 so badly they 
threaten to send a lawyer to collect 
So you can see by now it's a small 
time dream. She wants to know and 
he ups with it, making $4,000 a year and 
living at the rate of $10,000, giving the 
household in two years a deficiency of 
$12,000, with nothing left besides the 
debts. The husband confesses likewise 
that out of the $10,000 he has squan- 
dered, $3,500 has gone yearly for rent of 
the goodly furnished flat in sight. The 
wife tries some lightning calculation, 
saying they could have paid $1,500 rent 
out of the original $4,000. Then the 
husband walks out on her again, she 
goes back to the chair, he returns and 
w?kes her up; it was only "forty 
winks" and he isn't broke; call a taxi, 
go to the show and let's talk about the 
light weight of this skit Mr. Ruskay 
gave to an actress of Miss Spong's cali- 
bre, so light it only needs one assis- 
tant and more bookings. If Miss 
Spong is receiving the usual "legit's 
first time in" vaudeville price the more 
bookings for this one may be another 
dream. Mima. 



Rev. Frank W. Gorman, 

Songs. 

14 Mins.; One. 

Prospect 

There is something decidedly de- 
pressing in the sight of any minister 
of God's gospel clad in the garb oi 
his church, walking out in "one" on a 
vaudeville stage to deliver a routine of 
popular ballads. It's rather hard to 
define just where and how the depres- 
sion asserts itself, but the idea seems 
entirely out of proportion and the ac- 
tion itself assumes a sacreligious aspect, 

and this regardless of the vocal ability, 
general deportment or stage appearance 
of Rev. Frank W. Gorman. It seems 
as absurd to the observer of vaudeville 
as it might to the church member were 
a vaudeville comic to mount the church 
pulpit in his stage make-up to deliver 
a sermon on good and evil. Despite 
the high standard to which vaudeville 
has been elevated and irrespective ol 
the hopes for the future relationship of 
the church and the stage, that relation- 
ship has not materialized as yet to a 
point where the two will exchange at 
tractions snd for the time being one 
might conclude the pulpit is the proper 
place for the good minister and the 
stage the proper place for the vaude- 



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vidian. Rev. Frank Gorman cannot be 
classified in any phase but that of a 
freak act. Just why he comes to vau- 
deville is a matter of little consequence. 
He is here and will probably remain as 
long as the booking holds out and as 
long as sensational press yarns will find 
space. As an attraction his value de- 
pends solely on his press agent's ability 
to arouse curiosity. He sings well, but 
the field is overcrowded with good 
singers. Minus his ecclesiastical con- 
nections, Rev. Gorman would find it 
rather difficult to meet the requirements 
of "pop" vaudeville. Just why any one 
would particularly crave the sight of a 
minister behind the footlights is prob- 
lematical unless it be to get a peep at 
a parson with sufficient "nerve" (per- 
haps audacity would be better) and dis- 
regard for the conventions to tackle 
vaudeville. Rev. Frank Gorman in any 
measure at all cannot be recommended 
as a vaudeville card, regardless of a 
profound respect for the cloth— or 
maybe it's the profound respect for the 
cloth that prohibits the recommenda- 
tion. Wynn- 



Joseph Jefferson and Co. (3). 

"The Old Bachelor" (Comedy.) 

18 Mins.; Full Stage (Interior). 

Prospect 

"The Old Bachelor," is an Edgar 
Allen Woolf playlet, a romantic affair, 
cleverly constructed, well written and 
on a reasonably good theme, but unless 
one looks beyond the acting of its prin- 
cipal player, Mr. Woolf's effort will go 
entirely unappreciated, for if anyone 
can manhandle a good piece of vaude- 
ville property as neatly and completely 
as this same Joseph Jefferson, that in- 
dividual hasn't been introduced to big 
time vaudeville as yet. The story is of 
a bachelor whose love thoughts revolve 
solely around an old sweetheart 
(Blanche Bender), the scene being the 
bachelor apartments of H. Clinton 
Martin (Mr. Jefferson). The girl visits 
him for the first time in ten years, re- 
turning to procure a handbag she had 
carelessly left behind on her previous 
visit. The dialogue runs toward the 
inevitable reconciliation with plenty of 
comedy angles and a semi-serious 
climax, but Mr. Jefferson's exclusive 
version of dramatics, as applied in the 
Woolf vehicle, is rather painful to re- 
flect upon. He is jerky in the role, en- 
tirely unnatural to the type and ap- 
parently has overlooked the real com- 
edy value *of"hTs many dialogue points. 
A stage manager might do much good 
for the piece, for it carries innumer- 
able possibilities. Miss Bender was ac- 
ceptable and represented the redeeming 
feature of the affair. Albert Stuart as 
a friend of the bachelor played at the 
part of an attorney. He was well 
selected from a business standpoint for 
he will never outshine Mr. Jefferson. 

Wynn. 

Lazar and Dale. 

Comedy Blackface; music and talk. 

13 if ins.; One. 

Two men in blackface with an up- 
right piano in "one," the men carry- 
ing a violin and trombone as they en- 
ter. The couple go into comedy talk 
at first and the act gives much promise 
through the stuttering style of Mr. 
Dale's delivery, but it slows down 
toward the ending when the piano 
player dons a Paderewski wig whilst 
the other uses the trombone. There is 
but one laugh in this and the bit should 
be rearranged or taken out. Previously 
when the couple nicely worked into 
"Ragging the Scales" with the violin 
accompanying the piano, the music got 
it over for them. The talk sounded 
refreshingly new, especially with how 
Nero discovered music into which was 
entered for a good laugh, Zero, but 
this notion was dispelled when Mr. 
Dale used Charlie Case's "Lockport 
and Rochester" as a place of residence, 
doing it badly with Brooklyn and 
New York substituted. He answered 
in reply to a question he did 
not swear, but knew all the words, the 
self same "gag" employed ahead of 
him on the same bill by another act 
These two "gags" casted a suspicion 
upon the originality of preceding re- 
marks, but they would not necessarily 
interfere with the act's reception before 
the average audience. It looks good 
enough with just a little attention to 
make the big time permanently. 



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VARIETY 

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Pannie Brice. 

Songs. 

16 Mins.; One. 

Palace. 

Fannie Brice has an all new singing 
act. She is at the Palace this week 
Three of her four songs were written 
by Blanche Merrill. Those are her 
beat ones, since the opening number, 
"When Priscilla Hits High C is of no 
value, excepting to open the turn, and 
is a hindrance there since it is too 
familiar in idea and conflicts with the 
"baby bit" done by Miss Brice in "If 
We Could Only Take Their Word," 
a number describing how a shopgirl 
seeks to persuade a costumer to pur- 
chase an unbecoming hat, also how a 
"Yiddish" mother dwells upon the sing- 
ing voice of her four-year-old daughter. 
Miss Brice puts a "Yiddish" tinge to 
all of her matter. There is "business" 
in connection and Miss Brice has her 
<»wn apt delivery to assist, also hei 
highly cultivated sense of stage humor. 
In "The Yidd : sh Bride" Miss Merrill has 
turned out a gem for Miss Brice. Cos- 
tumed in bridal outfit and holding flow- 
ers, Miss Brice lyrically and melodi- 
ously soliloquizes on her chances, if she 
weds or if she does not. The closing 
song is "Becky's Back in the Ballet," 
Miss Brice wearing a ballet skirt and 
travestying the ballet steps. This week 
she is following Ruth St. Denis at the 
Palace, making this number more pro- 
nounced as a burlesque. It was 5:07 
Tuesday matinee when Miss Brice con- 
cluded and at that late hour she "held 
up the show" the audience applauding 
until Miss Brice returned to the foot- 
lights saying, "I ain't got no more ma- 
terial. What do you want of my young 
Jewish life?" Naturally her speech is 
the poorest thing about an act that puts 
Miss Brice right to the front as a 
"single turn." She is a real singing 
comedienne. But that doesn't account 
for the Palace program saying Fannie 
Brice is "the funniest women in vaude- 
ville." Slme. 



William Rock and Francis White. 

"A Dansant Characteristique." 

27 Mins.; Three. 

Orpheum, San Francisco (Week 

Jan. 30). 

The popular theory that with the 
separation of the stage team of Rock 
and Fulton, William Rock would be 
unable to return to big time vaudeville 
with another partner was completely 
shattered last week when Mr. Rock and 
petite Francis White offered for the 
first time "A Dansant Characteris- 
tique," a weM blended combination of 
songs and dances enhanced by suit- 
able comedy and tuneful music. The 
team make their initial appearance as 
Bowery types, using "Was You Ever 
to the Movies?" a conversational num- 
ber closing with a dance under a flick- 
ering spot. Mr. Rock then did a char- 
acter portrayal of an aged roue sing- 
ing until interrupted by Miss White, 
who appears in a neat dancing frock 
disclosing her partly bare limbs. The 
two dance with Rock, falling into a 
chair at th,e finish, reciting "I Won't 
Go To Bed To-night," from which he 
secures real laughs. Miss White then 
did "At the Flower Garden Ball," an 
old number which she puts over as a 
substantial hit. The former Rock and 



Melville Ellis and Irene BordonL 

Piano and Songa. 

30 Mins.; Full Stage (Special Set.) 

Colonial. 

There is a little trouble with the Mel- 
ville KUis-Irene Bordoni act, and it 
is tiecause there is too much of "Tem- 
peramental" Melville at the piano and 
not enough of Miss Bordoni. Tuesday 
night tJ'e act was changed from its 
opening performance, and although 
Signor Rudolph was still billed, he was 
nowhere visible. Monday afternoon he 
did a dance with Miss Bordoni, but 
this was eliminated after the matinee. 
Tuesday night Miss Bordoni sang three 
songs. One was a little French song 
with which she opened, later she sang 
two numbers she used in the Elsie 
Janis show. All told, Miss Bordoni 
was on the stage about ten minutes of 
the thirty the act ran. The rest of the 
time Mr. Ellis was playing the piano. 
He plays well, but there can be too 
much, although Mr. Ellis cut out one 
number Wednesday. The act opened 
cold at the Colonial and Ellis could 
not gauge the precise time for Miss 
Bordoni's costume changes. He played 
a medley of selections from all of the 
musical comedy successes and for good 
measure "plugged" Julius Lenzberg's 
new one-step, "The Merry Whirl." It 
would not be a bad idea this week to 
bill Julius as part of the act, for all 
of the 20 minutes Mr. Ellis was at the 
piano he was playing with and at the 

orchestra. Another song for Miss Bor- 
doni and about ten minutes of Mr. 
Ellis' playing would be about enough, 
when the act would get over to great- 
er advantage. The settings, for there 
really are two, are wonderfully beauti- 
ful. After the blue velvet drop rises 
there is disclosed a cyclorama of what 
appears to be gold cloth, that is tre- 
mendously effective. There are a num- 
ber of medallions suggested around the 
io:>. In the center is a grand piano at 
which Mr. Ellis is discovered. Later, 
when the cyclorama is draped back 
from the centre of the stage, a pretty 
futuristic back drop is brought to view. 
Mi*s Bordoni's three gowns elicited 
admiration with "Ohs" and "Ahs" at 
each of her successive appearances. 
Miss Bordoni is to vaudeville today 
what Anna Held originally was — 
gowns, eyes and all. Fred. 

Fulton conversational song about 
"Woman or the Ship" is employed, 
after which the pianist, E. L. Rose- 
brook (formerly at the Empress here) 
plays a solo. The couple returning 
dance the Mazurka, hesitation, minuet, 
inaxixe, fandango and tango. They 
compared most favorable with the best 
of the steppers who have appeared 
hereabouts in this work. Miss White 
is young, graceful, a hard worker 
(making five changes) and an excellent 
partner for Rock. The turn registered 
solidly with the Orpheum regulars and 
should make good on any bill in almost 
any spot. Scott, 

If you don't advertise In VARIETY, 
don't advertise 



THE COHAN REVUE, 1916. 

The first act of the new George M. Cohan re- 
vue, opening Wednesday night at the Alitor, ran 
two hour* and tan minutes. It was a whole 
show In ltaolf. Nor did many spots appear 
when any chopping could be done. 

"The Cohan Revue" Is a revue. It hits at 
the Broadway $2 successes of the seasou, It hits 
at the show business and it hiu at Cohan, be- 
side* other managers, like when Little Billy, as 
"Young America," suited Alfred La tell as 
"Jasper," the dog, If he could say "Shubert." 
The dog growled. "See," said "Young Amer- 
ica," "he doesn't care what he says, just like 
an actor, can't talk anything but show busi- 
ness." 

There's nothing but diversion In this Cohan 
niuslctfl travesty. It runs along in a free 
and easy style that takes in everything, 
hand* out laughs, compels applause, and 
makes you forget your watch In your pocket. 

Those who say it is only built for Broad- 
way might add that it's on Broadway, where 
it should be, and there's nothing too deep for 
any one who buys his clothes ready made. 
The Cohan show has the same effect as taking 
a pony of brandy after a long cold ride, and 
If the Broadway plays are the reverse of Mr. 
Cohan's comedy shafts, people must have 
been working when they sat through them. 

The revue starts off with so much ginger It 
Immediately suggests there will be a slacken- 
ing later on, but nothing of that sort cam* 
forth in the first act. It Just kept going, 
no wild tearing, but a steady grind of pep, 
only interrupted by laughter and applause. 
During the opening melodies, one was a num- 
ber bit having Salvation Lassies attempting 
to Induce English coster bovs to Join the 
army. "Don't you want me to be your Edna 
May.'" sang the girls in lyrics, to which the 
boys, also lyrically, replied, "Who the bloom* 
log ell Is Edna May?" 

The piece then ran down the list taking In 
any number of Impersonations of actors In 
the other plays and the most marked success 
of these was Charles Winnlger as Leo Dit- 
nchsteln In "The Qreat Lover." The au- 
dience gave a gasp at Mr. Wlnnlger's en- 
trance, saying his make-up was "nertect," and 
later broke into Involuntary applause through 
his closenesa In speech and movement to the 
original. Next In favor of the mimics waa 
Juliet as Emily Stevens In "The Uncbastened 
Woman" (Miss Juliet was programed as "The 
Unchased Woman"). She laughingly exag- 
gerated Miss Stevens' little mannerisms, but 
Juliet did not do so well later as Ethel 
Barry more In "Our Mrs. McChesney" nor as 
"Gaby" In "Stop, Look and Listen." 

Richard Carlo la Dr. Booberang In "Tha 
Boomerang," and he worked himself Into the 
pleasant graces of those present, being the 
person Mr. Cohan selected to fill out a role 
that took Jabs at his own writings, himself 
(Cohan) and the "plot," besides a musical 
comedy number In which Mr. Carlo had Llla 
Rhodes for assistance. 

Among the men Harry Bulger had an Im- 
portant role aa Andrew Overdraft, a cannon 
maker, and the first act ran to a big finale 
In the cannon foundry. Just before the finale 
Harry Delf, aa a soldier, with Dorothy Jane 
Londoner as Victory, and Anita Elson as De- 
feat, executed a pretty story dance that nearly 
stopped the performance the first night, which 
would have happened quite often had not those 
In front early understood no encores would be 
permitted. 

The finale of the act was led by Little Billy 
Ringing "Young America," a boy scout song 
that brought oh 12 of the little chaps la 
khaki, doing a drill ending with the manual 
of arms. The "Young America" finish was 
red fire In verse, but not In the usual Cohan 
manner. Little Billy carrying It Into an up- 
roar by giving an excellent Imitation of 
George M., something little Billy formerly did 
In vaudeville. 

Elisabeth Murray was Mrs. Overdraft and 
bad what will likely be the song hit of the 
show to lead. The song Is "You Can Tell 
That I'm Irish," sung by Mlas Murray In 
waits time for the first chorus and to march 
time for the second. Miss Murray looked 
nothing less than resplendant, and had sev- 
eral amusing scenes with Mr. Bulger (who 
had left bis wife 20 years before to take a 
drink and never returned.) James C. Mar- 
lowe had a couple of bluff hearty parts, Percy 
Ames got something out of his detective role, 
and Fred Santley was the young juvenile, 
handling himself finely as that. John Hend- 
ricks was in character and won a laugh here 
or there. Boyle and Brazil were dancers who 
danced whenever on the stage, doing one 
dance as pirates that would have won them a 
great deal had not Doyle and Dulcon lo- 
cated themselves In a closely adjacent theatre. 

Valll Vallt played Jane Cowl and early In 
the show had a number that greatly assisted 
her. It was "Crying Jane" and all of Miss 
Cowl's persecutors in "Within the Law" and 
"Common Clay" passed In review. 

An odd march number was used for the 
chorus at one time. Tt was the choristers 
singing. "1. 2, 3. 4. ft, 6, 7, turn" continually 
while they marched. A very dressy number 
that gave the stage a riot of coloring was 
"Running Around With the Chorus Girls" 
when types of different musical comedy line 
beauties and dressers came forth. A "Gaby" 
number failed of its purpose though It may 
become popular for fox trotting. At the open- 
ing the chorus men sang directly at the critics 
saying they wouldn't read their "darned old 
papers" If the critics roasted them. 

"The Cohan Revue" Is going to catch the 
business, whether Its patrons have seen the 
others shows or not. There's so much pure 
amusement In it one can't afford to be a 
Vew Yorker and say he has missed It. 

Bime. 



Francis Gilbert has been appointed 
receiver for the partnership assets of 
Kessler & Wilner, theatrical managers. 
Liabilities, $69,849; assets. $30,000. 



COLONIAL 

Too much show at the Colonial this week. 
The usual number of acts ran from a few 
minutes after eight until 11.23. The Melville 
Ellis-Irene Bordoni turn (New Acta) ran SO 
minutes, 10 too long. 

The bill attracted a corking slsed audience 
Tuesday night, and that Bllla-Bordonl billing 
attracted a great portion of it was readily ap- 
parent. All over the house there were little 
purlieu of four or six with the majority of 
men In those parties In evening dress. 

The show had undergone several rearrange- 
ments prior to the Tuesday evening perform- 
ance and on that night It played very well. 
Following the usual opening news weekly, 
Emma Francis, assisted by Harold Kennedy, 
started the proceedings with a combination 
singing and dancing act, of which the dancing 
was by far the best. An opening number was 
used that brought In all of the hits of the 
musical comedy successes of the day In a 
rather effective manner, but as neither Mlsa 
Francis or her assistant have any voice to 
boast of it did not get over as It should. 

The Calts Brothers who followed got their 
comedy over In good shape and were a near 
riot on their dancing. The smaller chap baa 
personality to burn and surely does know now 
to use his feet. 

The switch In the bill brought the Beatrice 
Morrell Sextette up from closing the Inter- 
mission to No. 3, replacing William Morris 
and Co., who switched places. The ladles sang 
very well and got over nicely, although there 
was considerable agitation in the audience 
due to late arrivals. Charles Olcott, brought 
up from opening the second part to next to 
closing intermission, did well with his plano- 
logue. Mr. Morris and his capable company 
presenting "Mrs. Temple's Telegram" were a 
solid laughing hit. 

Belle Baker had the rather difficult task of 
opening the second part, but the manner In 
which the singing comedienne went after her 
audience made her the applause hit of tha 
evening. She opened with "Louisville," fol- 
lowed with "Nathan, For What are You 
Waltin'?" and scored again. A comedy Italian 
number, "He Gotta Amblsh," brought another 
scream from, the audience. "My Mother's 
Rosary" was her fourth number and "Come In 
or Stay Out" finished the act. But the audi- 
ence wouldn't let her go and for an encore 
she offered "Is There Still Room for Ma 
'Neath the Old Apple Tree?" Miss Baker 
started the second part with a rush that 
couldn't be stemmed. Mr. Ellis and Miss 
Bardonl followed her and It took an overture 
of a full minute for the house to calm down. 

Next to closing Dooley and Sales cleaned up 
all of the laughs left and stopped the show. 
E. Merlan's Swiss Canine Actors closed the 
bill, also getting laughs. The act Is a little 
rough In spots, but the Idea Is there and It Is 
a fine closing turn. Fred. 

fiftiTavenul 

A show of considerable worth, run through 
In big time style, sent an extra large gather- 
ing away from the Fifth Avenue Tuesday 
night happy. A couple of names displayed aU 
over the lobby and street were good enough 
to draw them In. 

After the customary pictures Mabel Burke 
rendered "Araby" with aid of elides In picture 
form, when Arthur Nicholson and Co., a 
musical trio of men, opened the show. Con- 
sidering their rather poor start, due to them- 
selves, they finished strong, closing with some 
playing by far the best they do, and through 
that alone were entitled to the applause re- 
ceived. With a good deal of rearrangement, 
the act should pass. Laura Burt and Henry 
Stanford have their old and very familiar 
act. The bath tub thing Is good, but la not 
worked up properly, the comedy end espec- 
ially being very weak. 

Tabor and Green (colored) held np tha 
"No. 3" spot In good style, their singing es- 
pecially getting them the best, although the 
comedy at times came In for a couple of 
laughs. These two boys have a pleasing 
little turn, made more so by a corking good 
voice owned by one of them. The boy at the 
piano might brighten up some of his comedy 
bits, but they passed at tbla house. 

Helen Trix came after a single reel com- 
edy and scored the first real hit of tha even- 
ing. Miss Trlx offered a pleasing turn of 
about four or five songs, each gaining Its In- 
dividual applause. After the opening song 
she stripped to an underdress without leav- 
ing the stage, then did another number, finally 
coming down to her male Impersonation bit 
that struck the audience right. They liked 
her. Miss Trlx has all the necessary quali- 
fications of a big time single, personality, 
clothes, songs and a refined delivery. 

Hugh Herbert and Co.. assisted by a com- 
pany of four, offered his Hebrew character- 
isation to the approval of the entire house. 
Mr. Herbert, so long identified with this style 
of work, comes forth with another sketch. 
The skit appesrs jumpy, although there Is 
sufficient comedy throughout to holdup that 
end for him. The two boys assisting do well, 
while two girls appear for a couple of min- 
utes, each poorly handling a couple of lines. 
The piece needs speeding up. 

Herbert Clifton kept In line with his good 
work, his Impersonation stuff practically be- 
ing all comedy, bringing him laughs and 
applause galore. Mr. Clifton has a most en- 
tertaining routine, during which he sings 
songs In a pleasing way. In "Molly Dear" he 
did some good comedy by a little skipping 
about the stage, while his cloning bit was all 
Interest until he turned around showing his 
trousers In the rear. This kept them roaring. 
He then rendered "Slam" that was well ap- 
plauded. The Breen Family closed the show, 
d'llng something extraordinary by holding the 
entire house seTted with a very slow opening. 
The Family will have a corking novelty when 
boiled down a hit. but at present thry are at- 
tempting entirely too much, combining danc- 
ing, juggling and a lot of other things. 



SHOW RE VIEWS 



19 



PALACE. 

Tbe Palace bill Monday night just managed 
to osaka lu finish, staggering along under a 
load Imposed upon It during the first part, 
where the only comedy relief was the nicely 
written comedy sketch for two people, 
"Poughkeepeie," played by Charles Orapewln 
and Anna Ohanoa. This playlet as well 
"showed an" another two-people skit, used 4o 
introduce Hilda Spong and Co. (New Acts) 
to vaudeville* 

Four changes were made In the running. 
Miss 8pong exchanged program position with 
Ruth St. Denis, Miss 8t. Denis being held 
over for the second week, and though the cold- 
ness outside may neve In part driven the 
crowded bouse into the Pslace Monday night, 
the classiness of the attendance told thst Miss 
St. Denis waa again drawing. The other shift 
was McLallen and Carson from closing at the 
Monday matinee to opening at the next per- 
formance, with Sasoba Plstov and Co. taking 
the other end of the exebsnge. 

In the second part of tbe bill the comedy 
waa more nronounced, It Including Bert Mel- 
rose, the first act In that division, and Fan- 
nie Brlce (New Acts) next to closing. Miss 
St. Denis in the second half gave a rearranged 
program and was liked equally with her turn 
of last weak. Three dancing acts In a row 
toward the end with Mis* Brlce Intervening, 
deadened that part of the bill. The first of 
the run was "Tango 8boes," a hokum ar- 
ranged travesty modern dancing act, that Is 
noisy, needs tbe audience for help, and Is a 
pretty late departure for a "Texas Tommy" 
dancing contest at this date. Tbe "types" 
and tbe "comedy" together with the manner 
It Is worked are a long way from fitting In 
on a Palace program, especially In the sec- 
ond half. 

The "No. 2" turn, Moore, Gardner and Rose, 
a rathskeller three-act, held back tbe bill at 
thst early start. Two of tbe boys first appear 
In purple capes over light sack suits. If that 
Is comedy. It should be announced. They 
sing and recite, besldee talking, the one "gag" 
thst apparently seems to belong to them be- 
ing the "Manicure" line. The "Give me, 
give me $20. $30" and "I didn't give her" 
(referring to his wife as told by the Hebrew 
comedian) was first used by Willie Howard 
(Willie and Bugene Howard). That same 
Hebrew comedian has too Important an Idea 
of his work, so much so it interferes with the 
turn. He essays the chsracter In straight 
make-up and never doee much with It. One 
of the boys, tbe taller who sings, has appear- 
ance and a good voice. More songs and less 
futile comedy might do something for the 
turn. 

Opening McLallen and Carson displayed a 
fetching Dlsck and white setting, themselves 
being slso well costumed, excepting tbe black 
and white suit Msy Carson wore at one time. 
It was cut too short without a ruffle or fluff 
of any kind on the skirt to offset the mesgre- 
ness. Otherwise the act looked real good 
though remaining too long. The finish got 
them much, McLallen taking Miss Carson In 
a full nook swing while still on the roller 
akatea. 

Laughs were plenty during the "Pough- 
keepole*' playlet It's just built for Mr. 
Qrapewln's style of dialog end Miss Cbsnce Is 
likewise excellent In It. This playlet should 
hsve closed the first part with Miss Bpc g 
1 "No. S* ( Instead or even before that. 

Next to closing the first hslf Beasts Wynn 
wss a disappointment. 8he appeared to have 
no songs of moment, with tbe exception of 
"Msy God Let My Dream Come True," de- 
livered by her with a poem Interwoven, to 
considerable and the only genuine spplause 
received. Other number* were old timers. 
It was rather surprising Miss Wynn would 
walk Into a Palace engagement so Illy pre- 
pared and It waa also perplexing, since she 
has been In vaudeville so very long, too long 
In fact to take a chance these days. There 
could be but one result under the circum- 
stances. 

Opening the second pert Bert Melroee kept 
the house on an -Ah!" with bis cbalr snd 
table toppling affslr. Mr. Melrose, In his 
own white face and a Scotch suit, Is doing 
naught beyond working up to tbe high top- 
pling, and does It so well he needs nothing 
else. He had the audience laughing; all the 
time, and his "Original Melrose Fall 1 ' le now 
a work of art. Bime. 



AMERICAN ROOF. 

It seemed a lot for the money on the Ameri- 
can Roof the first hslf, with the show atartlng 
early, no Intermission and tbe performs nee 
not ending until 11 :30. The customs ry num- 
ber of acts was given upstairs, with tbe Vlta- 
grapb's "Battle Cry of Peace" film as an extra 
attraction for the first three days. Downstair* 
In the American theatre In sddltlon were the 
film serial, "Mary Page" and Grace Hanson, a 
single. 

Tbe "Peace" picture drew to both theatres. 
There could be little doubt of thst, and the 
Roof showed the result most plainly. It was 
well also the Roof held a flrat-claas light 
singing and comedy program, since the com- 
bination of the picture drawing patronage with 
an enjoyable performance will make new busi- 
ness for the American. 

The Roof bills of lste, however, hsve been 
much Improved through the consistent light- 
ness of the performances and without a per- 
petual heavy dramatic sketch. These bills 
conclusively evidence s tense dramatic Is not 
essential, though of course when a drama of 
merit In at hand there Is no valid reason to 
overlook It. but that does not spply to the 
ususl small time dramatic written by rule 
thnt the nop houses were surfeited with for a 
long while. 

A comedy drama on the first half program 
1« not to *» th*» he«t »Mn* of Its kind for 
tbe Loew Circuit Joe Scbcnck has booked for 
some time. It earrlee four people, but doee 



not look extraordinarily expensive, and cer- 
tainly not as much so as "bhips That Paas 
in the Nigbu" For the Loew patronage this 
playlet Is preferable, though, it 1* " Cheat- 
er*," played by Ueasle Keuipel and Co. The 
story bring* In an innoceut girl, nearly the 
victim of a crook, eav*d In time by tbe crook's 
female companion, also a pickpocket, with the 
love lniere*i centered In a ueleciive who spoils 
tbe Job. Tbe set la a fairly reaiiailc railroad 
station, through which the stage banda might 
parade now and then for further realiaiu. 
Tbe detective apeaks too loudly, though this 
may have been Intentional upstair* (It Is un- 
necessary when there 1* a large gathering). 
Miss Remple gives a good performance, the 
others are competent for the aurrouudlngs 
and the playlet makea an excellent small 
time aketch In Its class. 

An act from the big time that got over very 
strongly were Havlland and Thornton In "The 
Insurance Man." It'* a bencb-two-act with a 
story, carried out rather well, and while the 
man ha* about all tbe sure fires In "gags" he 
could carry from the big time, that didn't 
hold the turn back any on the American stage. 
The couple do a "before and after marriage" 
bit on chairs to a song accompaniment. Tbe 
man haa something of a novelty, performing 
a card trick to song and mualc, tbe words 
fitted to the working out of the trick. 

Another two-act that agsln found favor 
on a return date was the White Slaters. Tbe 
girls, if they could Improve their voices, 
should forge ahead. One baa quite some Idea 
of comedy, doing a "nut" song to prove It, 
though the lyrics may make it harder for 
her. and they could better their early song 
numbers. 

Next to closing was Lew Cooper In black- 
face, doing a single. He was formerly of Joe 
and Lew Cooper. The young man might go 
arter a style of his own. He has the songs and 
business accompanying them, but about all be 
doea In action, gestures and voice Intonation 
suggests he is trying to ape Al Jolson. and he 
furthers this Impression by the employment 
of a "cissy" "plant," of which he ssys : "I 
don't know whether to kiss him or kill him," 
distinctly an original Jolson remark on the 
stage. He handles this part very well, an- 
nouncing the author of hla own song ("Dear 
Kate") la In the audience. Cooper Invites 
the single, married and both women, etc., to 
sing the chorus, which Is printed on a black- 
board pushed onto the stage. The scheme may 
have come from the "Erie Canal" song as 
done In Cohan's "Hello Broadway," but the 
American audience liked It very much, laugh- 
ing at the antics of Cooper with the "plant," 
who wslked down the aisle protesting he was 
not singing the song properly. Of the other 
numbers by Cooper were a 8panlsh aong with 
castanets and a "Ladles' " (new) song. He 
can hold tbe next to closing position on any 
of the smsll time bills, but has a per- 
sonality of his own and should make that 
count for something. 

Hesse. Lynch end Creamer were "No. 2." It's 
a singing trio of three healthy looking boys 
with voices and they did very well with pop 
numbers, especially "Loading Up the Mandy 
Lee." "Molly Dear." and "Beautiful Mother." 
They were well placed In position. In fact 
the whole program was nicely laid out for 
value, although the closing turn. Mary Rocho 
and Co.. were slow and quiet for that spot. It's 
a lifting act with a woman as the understand- 
er, the other member being a hefty man. 

"No. .V held Fentelle and Stark, formerly 
Fen telle and Vallorle (Miss Vallorle has mere- 
ly changed her stage name). The couple 
worked easily, and got some quiet laughs fol- 
lowing Miss Stark's "Flower and Bee" song 
thst led Into dlslog. If It were not for that, 
the song Is not strong enough for tbe young 
womsn. Mr. Fentelle sang "It's 100 to 1 
You're In Love," getting the comedy points 
over, and they closed solidly with a cake 
walk. Fisher and 8aul opened tbe show. 

Tn the theater Grace Hanson Is doing a neat 
little single. Tbe girl looks well, has a voice 
and a winning smile, thst perhaps might be 
applied more to ballad numbers, since she did 
so nicely with "There's a Broken Heart for 
Each Light on Broadway." The Irish medley 
finish got her something substantial, ss well 
as the ballad mentioned. Bime. 



ALHAMBRA. 

Although there are but nine acts billed at 
the Alhambra this week there sre really ten 
on the program, for Carrie De Mar Is present- 
ing two separate acts, one following the other 
and although tbe lsst act that abe does is in 
the nsture of an encore to the sketch offering 
In which she appears. It could really be termed 
an extra turn for the time that the little come- 
dienne remained on the stage was exactly 37 
minutes. This of necessity mnkes the show a 
rather lengthy one running from 8 o'clock 
until 11.20. 

The Alhambra gave every Indication of be- 
ing a success under the new policy Judging 
from the manner In which tbe theatre was 
crowded Monday night. If any other Indica- 
tion Is needed one needs but to remark tbat a 
couple of enterprising speculators hsve set up 
business In an adjacent ballwnv snd are sell- 
ing the V)-cent seats at a premium of a nuar- 
ter. There* was a time when speculators 
spelled success for a show on Broadway and 
this mn*t also of necessltv be tbe rule In Har- 
lem. Harrr A. Bailey, the bouse manager, Is 
making a fight against tbe "specs" by placard- 
In* tbe theatre, b«th Inside and out, with 
warnings to the public not to pnv more than 
the box office prices for their seats. 

But If this week's show Is an Indention of 
the type of bill the Alhambra Is polne to play 
at popular prlres It will be a long while be- 
fore Mr. Bailey will get rid of the specs. The 
public will want to go to the hou«e snd there 
Is n^ manner of m*"»n* by which "dleglne" can 
be eliminated. Monday nleht there wasn't a 
vacant seat to be seen, except In the upper 
boxen, and this Indicated the spcea weren't 
"stuck." 



Miss De Mar Is the headllner and appears 
second after the intermission, presenCiug a 
sketch entitled "Quick Action" by irvln Mor- 
gen*tern, In which she la assisted by three 
male player*. Mr. Morgenstern's writing brings 
nothing new to vaudeville and were It net for 
Miss De Mar it would be small time. It la the 
old story of parental objection to the girl the 
son hss chosen for bis wife. Tbe girl appears 
on the scene, tbe office of a munitions plant, 
and obtain* employment under an assumed 
name, makes a bit with the fstber, puts 
through a clever business deal and wins the 
boy. Miss De Mar's personality sent It over 
and the applause she received was sufficient to 
warrant the encore comprising two song char- 
acterizations. Both were old favorites, one 
was 'Nobody's Satisfied" and the other ' Oee 
It's Awrul to Be Lonesome." Registering the 
applause for both offerings it must be con- 
ceded Mlsa De Mar waa tbe hit of the bill. 

Haydn, Borden and Haydn followed ber. The 
trio were • riot next to closing and could 
have remained on the stage for at least two 
additional numbers had they cared to do ao. 

Another man-act, a bit in thla section, was 
the turn presented by Lloyd and Brltt. The 
team opened Immediately after the Intermis- 
sion and had things their own way from start 
to finish. The opening section waa atarted by 
Laugblln's Comedy Canine*, who won any 
number of laughs. 

Tbe dainty Chinese prima donna, Lady Sen 
Mel. was deserving of a better spot than the 
second one, Judging from the wsy she sppealed 
to tbe audience. Her delightful delivery of 
numbers, while done In a rsther quiet manner, 
Impressed snd when she cut loose to ber full 
voice In closing with "A Little Bit of Heaven" 
It came as s distinct surprise that placed her 
securely among tbe hits. Keno and Green 
with songs and dsnees were also a bit. Yes, 
Joe hss Insisted on keeping In that hypnotic 
waits thst be did way hack In "The Maid and 
the Mummy," but It got over with the Alham- 
bra crowd. The team Is closing strong on 
comedy In "one" after doing about 11 minutes 
In full stage. 

Bert Hanlon next to closing the first part 
reminds one much of Rslph Hers and later of 
Sam Bernard. He closes his act with Imita- 
tions. He might Just ss well snnounce those 
st the opening. He especially favors Hers. In 
looks as well as the rest. But he did well. 
Among the Imitstlons are Eddie Leonard, Oeo. 
M. Cohan and Jack Norworth. 

Harry Glrard and Co., In 'The Luck of a 
Totem/' a miniature musical comedy with a 
real plot, closed tbe first part. The piece 
seems more or less fsmlllsr and It might be 
Mr. Glrard, with tbe aaalstance of Joe Bletben 
of Seattle and Oliver Morosco, msnaged suc- 
cessfully to clR s portion out of "The Alaa- 
kan" to fit vaudeville, for tbat Is Just about 
wbst the act does do. 

Mile. Ameta. offering ber four exceedingly 
picturesque and Interesting mirror dances, 
ciosed the show and held the audience In to 
the last Fred. 

COLUMBIA. 

The vaudeville bill at the Columbia Sunday 
struck a very good sverage of entertainment, 
with complete capacity at the matinee. The 
hit of the afternoon came out In Laurie and 
Bronson (New Acts) a young couple talking 
and singing Just suiting the Columbia au- 
dience. 

Another turn the bouse liked because they 
particularly well understood It waa "The Po- 
lice Chief" as played by Charles Msck and Co. 
It's a aketch that came east from tbe Coast 
sometime ago and appeared, from memory, one 
week at Hamroersteln's (perhaps under an- 
other title). It tells of a sailor arrested for 
accosting a young woman of society on the 
street In a reform town. The chief of police 
has the sailor tell his story, then brings In the 
girl Insulted, dressed as she was when the 
sailor mistook her for a "dance hall girl." 
While a little strong In story for mstlnees. the 
skit itself might prove a good educator around 
the country to the decent elrls who "meke up" 
for street parade. In Harlem It should make 
thousands of converts smong the young girls 
of that section, who are notorious for this 
very thing. The sketch wss well enough 
played aa a whole though the police chief 
lost much through not always plsctng his em- 
phasis correctly. One wait for applause fol- 
lowing a line delivered by him turned out to 
be a vacuum tbe bouse wouldn't fill. 

About the next best In favor were Kramer 
and Morton, next to closing, where they suf- 
fered through the remembrance of the Laurie 
and Bronson turn remaining so fresh In mind. 
Kramer and Morton are In blackface, slnalng 
and talking. Their encore Is the best portion 
and In this the taller of the two boya ahlnes 
out. "I 1/Ove the Ladles" la one of the songs 
It's an o'd boy now." Their finish Is a "Yld- 
dlah" talklne excitement, that has been done 
before bv another team, perhaps one either of 
the members of this combination waa once 
connected with. 

Will Oakland and Co. scored the straight 
slnelnr hit. the quintet using "What A Beau- 
tiful Mother You'd Be" for quite some ep- 
plpu«e and cloeln* the a*t verv pleasantly with 
"Molly Denr. It's Von I'm After" 

Tn the first xertlnn were Jolly. Wild and 
Clear. Jolly and Wild with n vounp man in the 
turn. The latter does an Enell««h Johnnv. also 
plnvs the piano, and each of the trio accom- 
panies one or the other on the Inctrunvnt dur- 
ing the act. At the opening all three are 
concealed behind It. two arlslne first, then Mlsa 
WiM comln* into view. Mr. Clenr sings 
"Sydney," an English son*, and Ed. Jollv has 
"Nothln* New Ben^nth the Sun" whl^h he 
mentioned was written for him years nro. 
AMer wenrlng auto coats when flr*t on the 
*tnRp. thev ngn'n don the«»e npon leavln*. ctU- 
ln«r through the *!«>1e (not a eond finishing 
Hrhemo", . Mr Cionr serms caoahle and the 
act looks as thnneh It In Ju*t sbantng uo. It 
ought to be In first-class shape when through 
tbat period. 



The Clayton Drew Players did their "An- 
tbony and Caesar" travesty, provldlun amusc* 

SH. l J% lht "i N ?\ jr » wlii0 *> •«»< MooraiS 
White (New Acts) a msn snd woman, were 

"No. 2. The man of the two-act usee both 
bsnds In gesticulating when vocalising some- 
thing be should strive to overcome, it belan 
commonly known aa two-bauded slog log. Tom 
and Alma opened the show, the Colonial 
Montrose Co. closing It. «5*\ 

BUSHWICK. 

n J- e .£, U,h K W,ck ». WM wel1 d,,ed Monday eve- 
ning and the abow appeared to he liked by 
those who ventured forth on that cold eve- 
ning. Togan and Geneva on tbe wire opened 

•No •'•' hI! l !h M - T . h ? Mascot BrothiS 
No. 1, had the eccentric dscclng of the mus- 
tached chap to bring the house down and the 
Impersonation flniah let (hem off to one of the 
applause bita of tbe evening. Tbe show follow" 

ni .. l £~^i W0 J ,,fe, y dancara took a slump due 
to "Handkerchief No. 1-V a comedy sketch 
presented by Fremont Denton and Co, It is not 
built for big time, one of those actress, moth- 

terestln?' P °° T t0Tl ° ra h . u,b * nd • BW ». un »»- 
Conlln. Steele and Parka, suiting easily, 
worked gradually up until the flniah. when 
they are aure fire. * 

The new Ethel Whiteside miniature musical 
fOSPT i 0,,0W6d - "■« Whltoslds? pTeWot 
turn Is far more pretentious than anything 
she hss offered before. The act la called 
•Around tbe World" and la In sti scenes! 

t , br 5f. ,D w ful1 " u « e and **• others In "one* 
(while tbe stage Is set). Tbe programming 
announces a company of twelve but only ten 
m h!? ♦ tbe,r •PP e * rance on tbe stsgs. Tbs 
°A5? r .K two majr ** •*••« bsnds. Pour girls 

I!rt Mi!/ a J , K*.. nu .! nber of to^L • * rl violinist 
and M las Whiteside compose the act. Baob of 

l h it. c S°K. l r , '. , 7 l, J" ed for • "poclalty with 
Miss Whiteside snd the violinist leading num- 
bers. A danclna team does some good work. 
Th .! wW m Wbltosldt act while not being 
suitable for all big time bills should proVe a 
festure for the better small time bouses and 

bl I.S mers on . a par w,tD lne B ««hwlck. 

Frits snd Lucy Brucb opened sfter and 
scored the artUtlc bit. Tblsroople are musi- 
cian* of a high finish and their worlTlni- 
pressed. something bard to do with a cosmo- 
politan sudleooe like tbe Bush wick's. Sam 
Msnn snd Co. In "Lots snd Lots of If fol- 
lowed and brought msny Isughs on the 
strength of Menu's character work. Although 
not ae noisy ss his former "New Leader" It 

2 '5? n »o«««nr comedy power to set over. 

Sophie fucker the co-beadllner with Mann. 
waa next to closing and found the audience In 

V^vRU* 6 n ? ood ,or B o p ■ongs. Opening 

with "When the Town Went Dry" she uaod 

Morning, Noon or Night." "Molly Deer" 

"Good Old Days Bsck Horns " a Hebrew rtsr- 

! C «L? u,nb ; r *.? *"*■ •"•■l M « closed with 
s medley of old popular numbers. Miss Tucker 
proved a popular person In tbs Brooklyn 

tuTclosed. h# M1,ll • lu^ • IUTUt '" • ■S5SS 

ROYAL 

A preliminary glance st this week's program 
probably drew a sigh of relief from the regu- 
lar patron, tbe names of o number of well 

£l? ow * n LnTCL 5 cupy J?Jl. conspicuous positions 
on the billboards. While the show ran along 
big time lines, tbe summing up did not quite 
meet with tbe spprovsl of those present/ se- 
conding to tbe light spplsuse during the eve- 
ning. For some reason the running order did 
not look any too well. If Bronxltea sre claaaed 
as spplsuse fiends, Mondsy night they must 
hsve cbsnged with the weather. 

Belle Onra opened tbe show followed by 
Msyme Remington and her picks. The 
"darkles as ususl put over their dancing for 
the succees of the set Miss Remington dis- 
played some rather stunning costumes, nicely 
set off before e epeclsl drop In "one." 

William Lampe and Co. were placed rather 
early with their aketch. "One Flight Up." the 
skit gathering sufficient returns to pass them 
along In tbet spot. 

Mike Bernard and Sidney Phillips placed 
tbe abow on s good running basis, sfter they 
hsd completed the turn with s chsrscter song 
snd plsno accompaniment. The boya were 
given s reception on their entrsnee, snd an- 
other on their exit. 8ldney Pbllllna bandied 
bla son** in good style, scoring Individually 
with "Mother's Rosary" and "Chlnky Chins- 
town" with the customary "dope fiend" thing 
with It. Mike Bernard aa uausl had things 
his own way with the plsno. 

Pearl Allen snd Ed Howard closed the first 
half with a comedy skit. While not quite 
reody aa yet It will prove a ecream on every 
appearance. The Idea Itaelf la c*» exactly new. 
but tbe way It la worked out bring* lq good 
chances for comedy, they apllttlng wltd~ so- 
other turn further down on the bill for the 
laughing honors of the evening. They work 
In "two" before a special drop of a town (one 
store), belne aided bv s womsn. 

Dale and Boyle opened the second half with 
slnrlne and dancing, while the Impemonstlon 
thing kept them guessing until tbe final show- 
down. Opening with s double "I'm Simply 
Crary Over You," they followed with two aolo 
numbers. "Loading Up the Man*v Lee" and 
"Molly Dear." after which they displayed their 
wares at dancing. A sort of a corned* finish 
broueht them to the closing, at wbl~h time the 
audience came forth with some solid annlause. 
Claude and Fannie Usher found little difficulty 
In sc^rlne In "Fagan'a D»cl«lnn." 

Lydla Barry In the next-to-closing position 
found an audience that was there to be enter- 
tained. Mlsa Barry la now doing more enter- 
taining than before, and with that she reg- 
j«tornd Terr well, althoueh she onW did three 
n«'mhera. The Act Beautiful closed the abow, 
and It waa surprising to note how the entire 
house held their sests to witness the different 
poses. 



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A Musical Comedy 

The Girl Who 

Smiles" 




Bronx Opera House 
Next Week (Feb. 14) 

This step, which brings EVA TANGUAY more 
salary than any musical comedy star has ever received, 
is the greatest PROOF that she is more popular than 
ever, and her services more in demand than ever. 

Why does EVA TANGUAY 

remain at the top? 

Because she always works for the managers' inter- 
ests. When you see EVA TANGUAY you see costumes 
no one else wears, you hear songs no one else sings and 
you meet a personality no one else possesses. 

EVA TANGUAY never stops trying. 

EVA TANGUAY thanks vaudeville for the opportunity it has given her 
to gain the popularity which is now hers. 

EVA TANGUAY wishes to express gratitude towards all. 



FILM REVIEWS 



21 



NEW YORK. 

The first of the A. H. Woods plays, released 
under the Pathe Gold Rooster brand, was 
shown in the metropolis at the end of laat 
week, and If the others are anywhere near 
aa good, the Woods-Patbe corporation will 
yield a large-sized fortune. This five-reel adap- 
tation of the play "New York" was made by 
Oulda Rergere, produced by George Fltzmau- 
rloe, original play by William Hurlburt. It 
has an all-star cast, not necessarily In the 
matter of names, but as actual screen luminar- 
ies. The telling of the story In print would 
hardly do Justice to the presentation for the 
reason that It would sound conventionally 
melodramatic. In Its screen visualization It 
has what Is generally overlooked In serious 
dramas— comedy relief. No sooner Is a "hesvy" 
scene concluded than the spectators' tension 
Is relieved by a playful bit of comedy or a 
grim bit of characterization such as the antics 
of a besotted stage mother (as well done as 
Msrle Bates' maudlin characterization In 
"Zaza"). In this mammoth spectacular melo- 
dramatic production employing hundreds of 
scenes, but one Inconsistent thing suggests It- 
self, I. e., the showing of a supper party "after 
the show," In the private dining room of a 
restaurant, with the chorus girls still wearing 
their stage costumes. The remainder of the 
theatrical detail Is so natural that It Is per- 
haps just as well to pick out tbe one percep- 
tible slip on the part of the director. The 
cast Includes Florence Reed, John Mlltern, 
Fanla Marlnoff, Forrest Winant, Jessie Ralph. 
Tbe average scenario writer would do well to 
pattern his or her future output along the lines 
of the Woods- Pathe "New York." Jolo. 



ONE DAT. 

Paul Victor Sutherland 

Paul Yerdayne (his father). ..Barclay Barker 

Dlraltii Robert Brodeiick 

Pavlovltch John Webb Dllllon 

Stefan Arthur Evera 

Prince Ronneaus Hal Clarendon 

Romean Walter D. Nealand 

Accomplice Frant Whltson 

Prime Minister William Bechtel 

Master Paul Master Richard Rosa 

Opal Jeanne Iyer 

A special showing was held at the Regent 
Tuesday morning of the B. S. Moss film pro- 
duction of "One Day," a romantic love drama, 
written as a sequel to Elinor Olyn's famous 
"Three Weeks," which was also plcturlzed by 
the same company. Mr. Moss Intends to state- 
right this picture, encouraged by his success 
In that field with "Three Weeks." Jeanne Iver 
Is starred In the "One Day" production, play- 
ing the role of Opal, the daughter of Pavlo- 
vltch, who has usurped the throne of Veserla, 
which rightfully belongs to Paul (the young 



son of Paul Yerdayne of "Three Weeks"). Id 
an epilogue, Paul la shown aa a child of Ato, 
watched over by the faithful Dlmltii. Pav- 
lovltch plots to have the child kidnapped, bat 
he la rescued by Dlmltrl, who takes him to 
England, the home of Paul Yerdayne. unknown 
to Pavlovltch, who believes the rightful heir 
to tbe throne. has been made way with. Twenty 
years later he la still In England. Opal, Pav- 
lov itch's daughter, la betrothed to a wealthy 
old roue, against her will. She visits England 
and there meets young Paul. They fall In 
love. She rejects Paul, telling him she la be- 
trothed to another. On her return to the con- 
tinent she happena to be crossing the channel 
on the same boat aa Paul. They have a love 
scene at night, witnessed by her betrothed. 
Tbe two men quarrel and Paul throwa the 
roue overboard and he la picked up by a boat 
lowered from the ship. While In Parla pur- 
chasing her trousseau, Opal goes horseback 
riding, and meets young Paul. They are 
caught In a storm and repair to a deserted 
hunting lodge, where they pass the night to- 
gether. The Inference aa to what occurred la 
obvious, though not offensive. A revolution In 
Veseria by the populace results In the death 
of Opal's father and the placing of Paul upon 
the throne. In a pretty epilogue the pair are 
shown happy In their love. It's a magnificent 
production throughout and should prove a prof- 
itable state-right proposition. Jolo. 

HELL'S HINGES. 

Blaze Tracy Wn. 8. Hart 

Faith Henley Clara Williams 

Rev. Robert Henley Jack Standing 

Silk Miller Alfred Holllngsworth 

Clergyman Robert McKlm 

Zeb Taylor J. Prank Burke 

Dolly Louise Glaum 

The current Triangle feature, an Inee pro- 
duction dealing with the experiences of an 
Eastern minister who Is delegated to Journey 
weat and Introduce the principles of his faith 
to a horde of wild, drinking lawless creatures 
who Inhabit a border town affectionately known 
"Hell's Hinges," a community that believes 
In neither law nor religion. The action re- 
volves around the character of the minister, 
a weak-willed Individual who acta hla role 
rather than believes It. and who eventually 
falls for the temptation thrown In bis path 
with the natural consequences, dishonor, de- 
struction and finally death. The opening ahowa 
the minister addressing an eaat aide mission, 
quickly followed by his appointment to Hell's 
Hinges. His arrival there occasions consider- 
able gossip for the majority of the towna- 
people have decided not to tolerate his pres- 
ence. He Is accompanied by his sister and 
her simple, sincere trslts Impress the town's 
bsd msn who Immediately appoints himself 
as her protector and who eventually accepts 



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her creed. Meanwhile the followers of 811k 
Miller are determining how to discredit the 
missionary. Dolly Is appointed to charm the 
weakling and enacts her role excellently, 
tempting him to Imbibe freely, whereupon the 
811k Miller mob acquaint his flock with the 
true state of conditions and lead them to the 
saloon to look over the results. The minister 
Is carried home snd Rlaze Tracy, the bad 
man of Hell's Hinges, rides across the country 
for a doctor. During his absence the mob 
become crazed with liquor and burn down the 
recently erected church, overcoming the mild 
resistance offered by the church members, the 
flght resulting In the death of a score or more 
Including the csuse of It all. the minister. On 
the return of Blaze, he enters the Miller es- 
tablishment snd backs the crowd Into a room, 
killing as many an be comfortably can with 
two gun loads and then touching the shsck off 
with a torch. The finale shows the reformed 
bad mankind Faith traveling east to begin a 
new life.* The story Is crammed full of action 
snd the scensrlo. offered by Gardner Sulllvsq 
Is replete with interest, the real Interest of the 
west, allehtly exaggerated, but not to a point 
oT ridiculous proportions. The psnoramlo 
scenes are well taken, particularly the scene 
shewn at the minister's arrival at Hell's 
Hinges. Hsrt In the stellar role Is himself at 
all times, blending action with genuine char- 
acter work and excelling In the close-ups 
where his fsclal expressions carry the story 
unaided. The rellelous reference Is nicely 
guarded and the supporting csst acquit them- 
selves admirably. Its a corking feature for 
the Triangle program and carries the show 
by Itself, being the only multiple reel on the 
dsy's program, the other Triangle attraction 
being a one-part Keystone comedy. Wynn. 



?ih£^!!!*E! ? W w V. t0 ° ***** • <*«racter1- 
sstlon to be lost for all time with the passing 
of Its creator, and again It Is suggested thai 
the company who recorded It for all time to 

SHIL* 110 ".!? *r°* ,Te ■ T0te of «>»"*•. Of 
course as the drama goes today and the high 
brow manner In which the general run of 
crltlca accept the Amerlcsn drama, this play; 
were It to receive Its Initial production this 
season, would doubtlessly be relegated to the 
storehouse Immediately after the first per* 
forrosnee. and again there comes a spirit of 
thanks from the heart that Denmsn Thomp- 
!2Hi . bf 2 ol *y "nould have sntedsted the 
critic of today. The pictorial version of the 
old plsy has been given a masterly scenic en- 
vironment by the Pamoua Players through 
the selection of "locations" which fit the lo- 
cale of the story. The cast Is sll that could 
be desired and were the originator of the role 
to witness the performance of his successor In 
the fl, "il**tlon he could be naught but satls- 
*i^ ft w *w e In^iTretatlon tbat has been re- 
corded by the csraera. The cast supporting the 
steiis role la an adequate one and "The Old 
Homestead as a feature picture attraction 
should live long snd prosper. For where Is 
there a father or a mother In this grest broad 
land of ours, who In their younger yesrs wit- 
nessed this dre mat Ixatton of rural American 
life, who will not want to hsve their offspring 
see It. even though the younger generation 
will only have the films to look at. Fr*d 



THE OLD HOMESTEAD. 

That most famed of all theatrical produc- 
tions. 'The Old Homestead." has found Its 
way into the films through the medium of the 
Fsmous Plsyers and has been released through 
the Paramount Service. When one counts the 
years the eternally evergreen play served as a 
starring vehicle for the late Denmsn Thomp- 
son and the delight with which It wss re- 
ceived by hundreds of thousands of theatre- 
goers throughout the country one must realize 
that the Famous should receive a vote of 
tbanks for having reeorded It In film for the 
generations to come. Our recollection serves us 
to the extent of recalling the fact that that 
"The Old Homestead" was the flrst theatrical 
production that we ever saw. and for manv 
years the picture of the smudgy drop "In one" 
with Its opaque daubing by a scene painter rep- 
resenting Grace Church, and the Invisible choir 
slnelng "Where Is Mr Wandering Hoy" re- 
mained fresh In memory. The homely heart- 
felt characterization of the New England 
farmer whose only thought of life was to 



THE PATH OF HAPPINESS. 

Five psrt Bluebird (Universal) tbat starts 
otr with a conventional lav-out but develops 
StV.r" 1 . unl <» u « twists. Tired business msn. 
disillusioned In love through finding hla 
afflsnced kissing snother man. takes bis mar- 
ried sister and her little child with htm to 
the woods to rest snd regain his health. He 
meets there "a child of nsture," hare-legged 
and unkempt girl who can't read or write, but 
Is full of "life." Then there Is • cripple who 
watches over her snd also loves her. Harry. 
Renham plays the t. b. m. and Violet Mer- 

?/Tr BU v» the . £ °J . £" an<1 of WBP " they 
"clinch" st tbe finish. All of which, ss be- 
fore remarked, sounds trite snd common- 
place, but It really Isn't as depleted. For In- 
stance the c. of n. goes swimming without a 
particle of clothtne and does It so srtlstlcally 
that It suggest* only Innocence snd purity so 
absolutely that when the I b. m. comes upon 
her In this situation and she Invites him to 
join her. It Is conducive onlv of laughter. 
There ere several tense #ftu*ttnnn and some 
clean-cut close-up photoeraphv. Hardly 
seems enough sctlnn for five reels, but this 
opinion Is based upon a proleetlon-room 
showing. There is sppsrently s lot of clean 
comedy, the value of which can only be de- 
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"QTVANr.F CASE OF MARY PAGE." planatlon and comes forward to weep with 

MKAflOE. lAdC W wmi riaw*. Mary „ Mr Brandon" Is called to the stand. 

("THE WEB. ) atrmnmtk He tells of Langdon taking to drink, that 
■ssanay's third episode of The Strange i^ng^n sa |d: "I am trying to forget a girl 
Case of Ms ry Page 'serial wai relea sed Mon- that , 0Tea me antf ls engaged t0 another." 
day under the sub-title The Web. it now Brandon brings Mary to the cafe where Lang- 
looks ss If no synopsis will be utilized for don |a |n an endeavor t0 fet Langdon to pull 
the entire serlsl. the unfamiliar •P*ctatwr h t mBe lf up . Mary pleads with Langdon. He 
being apprised of what has been revealed in Bajra . . There , 8 a way out f j t . come 
the previous episodes by resorting to nasn- wUh me to _ n t fht . We »n De married." That 
backs. At lesst this Is what has occurred In n|ght theJr eIope and ruah off , n a carriage, 
the second and third parts. The trial in the j U9t aa poii^ ( W ho had called) emerges 
court-room gives a legitimate eicuse fori »ucn and §aea them dr , ve away p n ck to 
an arrangement by calling the respective father: "If she marries that man and makes 
witnesses and as each one testifies, his. or ft i aughlnf 8tock of me rn Ben( i you t0 
her. story Is visualized, then J« mp,n I ** c „» prison." Brandon goes on to state that he 
to the witness leaving the stand. From Present wa8 M impressed by Pollock's threat that he 
Indications there would seem to be no K f«*"« n revealed the minister's address. Pollock, 
why such an arrangement might not be con- Brandon and Mary's father rush to the mlni- 
Unued throughout the entire serial and nave iter M ceremony la about t0 ^ p^,.. 
It all end with the conclusion of »• trial. formc< i. Mary's father : "If you marry Lang- 
After all there would be little left to clean don Po j Iock wl „ aend m e— your father— to 
up" when the Jury brings In Its ye rdlc t—Just prlson ... Mary turn8 to Pollock: "Dave Pol- 
a few feet for the "clinch." And by the .same , ock j w|8Q f ^^ k , n you Some da , 
token the serial could be prolonged forever w|1| ., Brandon . .. r am a reporter and at 
by the simple expedient of calling more wit- thftt t|me wa§ ^e^g p^i^ C0U rtB. We got 
nesses. flashing back to the ™™* •* #|1 ™J this crowd In a gambling house last night, 
beginning of each episode. For the tniro (The crowd !s 8no wn paying their fines In the 
episode, It opens with Langdon (Walthall) po „ ce court con( .i u dina with one of the women 
examining a witness whs testl fl e»: «»»• being In a dated condition as If drugged.) I 
Page had left the banquet hall. Suddenly brought her t0 Mr . Langdon's house"—. The 
we heard a shot" (cut-bsck to the muraer „ ep „ ended abrupt , y at tbl8 polnfi The next 
scene). Prosecution then calls Ruth ™J- showing will undoubtedly take an entirely 
lock, sister of the murdered man. Her evl- different Uck> Jolo . 

dence visualizes the serving of a warrant 

upon Daniel Page, father of Mary, W for- oanAMC I A ODCCinCNTC 

gery of Pollock's nsme. Mary and Ruth MADAME LA PRESIDENTE. 

were girl friends. Before the warrant Is n . , u - w M 

ftSSr* * ft h Po 1™i " 17«i WUh AmjJI. O.MP.U, H«rb,rt BUmll.. 

nl!vw : "i tnlmoA vnur hrnth^r'* nimi Ask Octave Roslmond Page Peters 

him" 1 not to^s'Sd S? to rtao" • ™uth »d JJme. Oallpaux Lyd.a Teaman. T.tu. 

Mary go to Pollock's office. Pollock there £« i aa Oalllpaux «« Je^nSls. 

turns to Mary and says: "There Is nothing Partus .Ho wa rd Darles 

I would not do for you." Pollock succeeds ^Sl^nn £!£* n™,SK 

In hs vlng the forgery chsrge suppressed, but ga Barton Robert Newcomb 

not entirely quashed, which leads to the sup- Pinglet Frank Bonn 

position It will crop up again In a later "ep" This fllmlzstlon of the extremely piquant 
and furnish the real motive for the crime. Parlsan farce, "Madame Presldente," which 
Later Pollock rails at Mary's house and says formerly served as a stage vehicle for Fannie 
to parents: "Have I your permission to an- Ward, serves the purpose of Introducing Anna 
nounce my engagement to Mary?" It Is thus Held as a photoplay star. The production has 
shown that Mary has sacrificed herself to been released through the Paramount service 
ssve her father. Later, when Pollock klsaes by the Morosco Photoplsy Co. and judging 
Mary on the atoop of her house Just as Langdon from the length of time necessary to run the 
comes up the wslk snd Langdon wants to re- picture It Is undoubtedly short of Ave reels, 
sent ssme, Msry turns to Langdon and says : as a matter of fact It would seem a short four 
"You don't understand. I am engaged to reels. Of course a lot of Interest centers In 
marry Mr. Pollock." A fortnight lster Lang- Just how Anna Held would look In pictures 
don and Msry meet at a ball and Langdon and for the benefit of those who are curious 
seeks her out; he says: "How could you en- on this score, It might be well to aay that 
■age yourself to Dave Pollock with an un- the former musical comedy star looks Just 
derstsndlng between us?" She replies : "He about as well as can be expected In a' photo- 
would have sent my fsther to prison. What plsy that hasn't any too wonderful photog- 
could I do?" Pollock's sister, sitting close raphy. The lines of sge are visible under the 
by. was an unwitting eavesdropper to the ex- eyes of Miss Held, but otherwise there are no 

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other exterior signs that would Indicate that 
she has reached the stage and age where most 
women, other than those In the picture and 
stage professions are about ready to settle 
down to a comfortable domestic existence. Of 
Course her eyes are the piece de resistance 
that this actress relies upon to create an Im- 
pression with her audience and In "Madsme 
Presldente" there are ample opportunities for 
their use. The Morosco firm Is to be con- 
gratulated upon the selection of this vehicle 
for Miss Held's screen advent for It Is par- 
ticular to the stmospherlc glamor that has 
always been associated with her stage appear- 
ances and as it baa already been seen In all 
corners of the country on the stage and Its 
story has undoubtedly been made known to all 
who are Interested In the stage and pictures, 
the picture should be a good box office at- 
traction. Miss Held has been surrounded by 
a typical Morosco cast, two of the members of 
which stand out particularly. They are Herbert 
Standing, sterling actor who makes the most 
of the role of the aged Presldente of a rural 
Magisterial Board, and Forrest Stanley as 
the dashing Minister of Justice. Lydla Yea- 
mans Titus in the role of Mme. Oallpaux, also 
rave a most delightful performance. The 
arrester part of the scenes in the picture sre 
laid In three interiors, one representing the 
home of Ausustln Oallpaux ; the second a grill 
room In the rural hotel and the third the 
offlree of the Minister of Justice In Paris. The 
leaders and titles of the picture in most 
cases are responsible for the laughs, although 
the bis humorous scene Is that of the forced 
disrobing of the aged magistrate's wife, so 
that her dress mav nerve In place of the one 
that the actress Mile. Oobotte (Anna Held), 
ban torn. In this scene Miss Held Is psr- 
tlculsrly careless in exposing her physical 
charm*, but the humor of the scene Is its 
protection a ra Inst criticism on this score. Al- 
though rather a short feature "Madame La 
Presldente" can be viewed once and It will 
amuse. Fred. 



WHEN LOVE IS KING. 

Felix, the King Richard Tucker 

Marclft Morton Carroll McComas 

J. P. Morton Btrelow Cooner 

Prinrp** Louise Vivian Perry 

The Prinze. Her Father John Sturgeon 

Pnron Tarnow HaroM Meltrer 

Stephen Carlton King 

J»nr.| T. Tamamoto 

**rlme Minister Robert Prnwer 

T>>e Ambassador 0»arlea Putton 

Thp VU»»ount Charts Sutton 

Mrs. Morton Helen Strickland 

Tn wrltlne this storv the author. Sumner 
WH'lams. h«ft iu»t about read the storv of 
"Such a Little Queen" and after retaining 



such parts of It aa ha fancied, he sat down and 

f. u 1 , r , n . ed l . he 8tor 7 Ul1 end flr «t and evolved 
When Love Is King," which has been pro- 
duced as a five-part photoplay by the Edison 
Company and released through the Klelne- 
Bdlson Service. By stating our belief regard- 
ing the origin of Mr. Sumner's scenario we 
do not wish to imply that the story Is not a 
good one for picture purposes, for It Is and 
always will be popular and ao will others like 
It aa long as we have free circulating libraries 
wbere the younger generation can secure books 
that were written by Anthony Hope and Rich- 
ard Harding Davis and incidentally that other 
? 0V u eI „ °J. tb S 8ame c* 110 ^ "Beverly of Oras- 
• . .f\ 8umner has employed two mythical 
principalities somewhere in the Balkans evi- 
dently. They are neighbors and the reigning 
house of one ls usually supposed to have Its 
heir apparent to the throne wed one of the 
children of rulers of the other. King Felix ls 
to marry Princess Louise. He la willing, but 
discovers that Bhe Is in love with Stephan, his 
cousin. Rather than marry her he runs away 
to America. Stephan. who has been appointed 
Regent, in the absence of the King, sends 
Janri, a Jap bandit, to America after the King 
to prevent his ever returning. In America the 
King, and Baron Tarnow, who accompanies 
him, start on a cross country tour by walk- 
ing. Tired out, they rest at the lodge gates of 
an extensive estate. A house party Is on at 
the home of J. P. Morton, the multl-mllllonalre 
capitalist, who owns the estate. Extra serv- 
ants are needed and the butler happens to spy 
the two tourists at the gate. They are en- 
gaged to serve and during the reception before 
dinner the Ambassador of King Felix's coun- 
try recognizes his sovereign, who desiring to 
retain his identity a secret is introduced as a 
Count. He and the daughter of the American 
financier form a mutual attachment, but the 
secret service of Stephan's plots to break up 
the visit and send the two travelers on the 
road again so that Janzl and his fellow thugs 
can get a chance at them. The ruse Is suc- 
cessful, Marcia believes a telegram which In- 
forms her that the Count is a dangerous 1m- 
poster and she sends him forth. The bandits 
sttack and are defeated although the King Is 
wounded. He Is nursed back to health at the 
Morton home and his true Identity revealed 
Then to save his state he decides to return 
home to marry Princess Louise, renouncing 
his love for Marcia. But father Morton be- 
lieving that money will accomplish anything 
worth while In the world, sets about buying 
the principality which Princess Louise's fam- 
ily rule and after having accomplished this In- 
forms Marcia that she Is the Princess and 
that Felix can marry her. "When Love la 
King" Is an ordinary feature that will get by 
with the public and therefore might as well 
be booked when nothing better can be se- 
cured. Fredt 




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TRAIL OF THE LONESOME PINE. 

"Derir Judd Tolllver Theodore Roberts 

June Tolliver Charlotte Walker 

Dave Tolllver Earl Fox 

John Hale Thomas Melghan 

Lasky Co. will release the five reel feature, 
"The Trail of the Lonesome Pine," Feb. 14. 
it Is a remarkable motion picture reproduc- 
tion of the play which Eugene Walter adapted 
from the novel by John Fox. The scenario 
for the picturlsatlon waa worked out by Jeanne 
MacPherson and Cecil B. De MUle directed It 
Charlotte Walker, who was the star of the 
original stage production is seen in the pic- 
ture version, but to Theodore Roberts, who 
plays the role of Judd Tolliver, the aged head 
of the clan of Tolllvers, who made their head- 
quarters in the lonesome by-ways of the Ten- 
nessee Mountains, must go the credit for giv- 
ing the star performance of the picture. Miss 
Walker portrayed the role of June, and Thomas 
Meighan was the young revenue officer with 
whom she falls in love. Earl Fox as the 
cousin of June, and in love with her, gave a 
most capable performance. Scenlcallr the pic- 
ture la wonderful. The greater number of the 
scenes are out-of-doors and the locations se- 
lected for the action of the majority of them 
fit as perfectly as though built to order. Artis- 
tic is the word that fits the opening of the 
Bcreen version of "The Trail." A wonderful 
vista with a single giant pine stuck right in 
the center of it, is the introduction to the 
picture. Then the four principal characters 
are brought Into view, one at a time. The 
Sheriff of the county in which the Tolllvers 
hold sway, is certain that they are running a 
still for the production of illicit whiskey, out 
ho cannot pin them down and obtain the evi- 
dence, so he has applied to the Federal author- 
ities and John Hale Is sent Into the mountains 
to assist the sheriff and run down the case. 
Hale starts after the moonshiners, but they 
have been tipped off that he Is coming and 
plot his capture, so that they will have time 
to remove all signs of their "still" and the 
other evidence. June offers to lure him into 
the plot, and on receiving the consent of her 
"Pappy" she feigns a wrenched ankle and the 
revenue officer assists her to the Tolllver cabin 
where he Is captured. Later he makes his 
escape and leads a posse against another hid- 
ing place of the "moonshiners." While his 
men are attacking be tries to enter the plaos 
from the rear and Is discovered by June who 
holds him prisoner at the point of a gun. But 
It Is here that both discover that they love 
each other. Later when Hale is severely 
wounded It is June that saves his life by In- 
sisting that a doctor be called for him and 
when the Tolllver cabin is surrounded by the 
posse and there is no possibility of escape. 
Hale, who Is lying wounded inside, consents 
to the freeing of Old Judd Tolllver and his 
clan providing there will be no further "moon- 



shining" on their part. When Hals has re- 
covered sufficiently to leave he and June plight 
their troth and he promises to return for her. 
"The Trail of the Lonesome Pine" is a cork- 
ing story exceedingly well told In pictures. 
Wilfred Buckland, who had charge of the 
artistic side of the production, should be cred- 
ited with having evolved some very distinc- 
tive and effective lighting effects. Fred. 

THE UPSTART. 

The story of "The Upstart" written by Tom 
Barry, falls more signally as a feature film 
than It did as a speaking stage piece. It's 
childish In its writing and silly in construc- 
tion, too much so both wsys to ever command 
the least tithe of respect from film fans. The 
short five reels of this Rolfe (Metro) feature 
becomes quite tiresome long before the finale, 
and this was mostly due the vehemency dis- 
played by Oeorge LeOuere In his playing of a 
"nut" role. Mr. LeOuere Is co-starred with Mar- 
guerite Snow. While casted for a nutty role, 
Mr. LeOuere overplayed even that, and has 
plenty of company for nearly all of the prin- 
cipals did the same thing, from Jamea Lack- 
aye, who overworked bis rotund laugh to the 
young man taking the chauffeur, who did the 
same with love making though the latter was 
mostly the scenario's fault. Better direction 
would have built up tho picture, it would 
teem from this feature none of the Rolfe ex- 
ecutives could have watched any part of It run 
off until completely finished. If they had seen 
strips at a time as made they might have 
called attention to the mild strength develop- 
ing and turned what became a poor feature 
into a good one. In technical direction was 
a rain storm on an open field, the rain fall- 
ing within a radius of four feet, while before, 
beyond and on the sides the ground could 
easily be seen to be perfectly dry. This rain 
effect was also carried to the porch of a house 
before which some of the principals were 
made to do slapstick comedy for laughs that 
won't be culled by It, The only laughs are 
those secured by captions sarcastically allud- 
ing to Mr. LeOuere's character. He dreamed 
one night the married state could be revolu- 
tionized If all married people confessed to 
their mates when in love with another. Did 
the husband then graciously release bis wife 
In order she should be happy with the other, 
the wife, according to the theory, would 
remain with her husband, out of regard for 
his nobleness of self-sacrifice If nothing else. 
In the morning (and the scene shows husband, 
wife and baby In bed) Mr. LeOuere dressed 
hurriedly, almost forgot to kiss his wife good- 
bye, and rushed into the world to readjust 
unhappy families. He was ever rustling, 
struggling or pulling after that. It led him 
to the home of a justice, also the residence 
of a minister (the justice's son) who de- 
manded a certain dignity in the relations 
with his wife. He would not permit her to 



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call him "Jim"— It must be James, so the 
wife fell for the chauffeur, finally returning 
to her husband with a better understanding 
by both after a series of mishaps that nearly 
resulted In an elopement. And when the 
reformer returned home he found a note from 
his wife saying that following hla theory she 
had run away with his father's chauffeur. 
That's about the limit In the writing scope 
of this feature-chauffeurs. Miss Snow, if any- 
one might be credited with the best work, 
but that would be minute credit indeed. 

Sim: 



MERELY MARY ANN. 

A five-part William Fox feature is the pic- 
turlsatlon of Israel Zangw ill's comedy drama 
"Merely Mary Ann," Inherited from the legiti- 
mate stage where it was played by Eleanor 
Robaon. The filming was directed by John O. 
Adolfl and Vivian Martin baa the title role. 
It ia the familiar story of the slavey sud- 
denly tfelng apprised she is a person of wealth 
and who In the end marries the man who 
befriended ber when she waa poor. We have 
had numerous such playa with more or less 
of a variation in plot, auch aa "Peg O' My 
Heart" and others antedating "Merely Mary 
Ann" by many years — if not generations— 
and most of them have enjoyed profitable 
careen. In any event the central characters 
were always "fat" roles, bringing fame to the 
actresses portraying them. Vivian Martin's 
screen playing of Mary Ann Is no exception 
to the legitimate impersonations of that type 
that have gone before and she will add to her 
reputation with this feature. On the other 
hand — and this is no reflection upon Mlaa 
Martin's talents — any screen ingenue could 
have played the part and scored with It. The 
Fox production Is adequate — as usual — and 
the director baa surrounded Miss Martin with 
a competent acting company, which includes 
Harry Hllliard, Laura Lyman. Isabel O'Madl- 
Kan. Sidney Bracy, Nlles Welch. Jolo. 

WILDOATS. 

Roy Wilson Malcolm Duncan 

Jessie Wilson Alma Hanlon 

James Wilson Wm. Anker 

Richard Carew Herbert Hayea 

Graham Madison Frank Belcher 

Cleo Ruby Hoffman 

Malcolm Duncan and Alma Hanlon are the 
co-stars In this five-part Klelne feature re- 
leased through the Klelne- Ed (son Service. 
"Wild Oats" was directed by Campbell Oollan, 
who has turned out a fairly consistent Ule In 
film form. There are one or two spots where 
the story would be clarified by judicious cut- 
ting. Roy Wilson is the black sheep of the 



family. He has been gambling heavily and 
Graham Madison, his fathers business rlvaL 
holds the boy's I. O. U. for considerable 
money. Wilson's father and Graham Mail- 
son are both bidding on a railway contrast 
and the latter forces the son to ateal hla 
father's bid, so that he can underbid. Jessie 
Wilson is in love with her father's chief earn* 
sultlng englneer t but the parent refuses that* 
permission to marry because of the girl's 
youth. When the theft la discovered the elder 
Wilson accuses his engineer of the crime, la 
the meantime Roy has still been going at a 
fast pace and has become deeply Involved 
with Cleo, the mistress of Madison. Jhs has 
a craving for expensive Jewelry, and when 
Roy finds that he cannot borrow onoaga to 
buy a necklace he goes to his horns aadrsae 
the family eafe. In making bis escape he Is 
discovered by his fathsr. The shock cf dis- 
covering bis son a thief kills the old maa. 
Richard Carew, the engineer, Is accused of 
tuu crime, but is freed by the confession af 
the brother, who has decided to travel aleag 
*>r..lt;ht and narrow In the fatal*. Taw 
picture Js rather cheaply done, the majority ef 
the scenes being laid In two offloe sad see 
home Interiors. Nevertheless, the story gets 
over with conviction In spots, whlls la others 
there Is a slight vagusaesa that aeeda clear- 
ing up through titling. Fred. 

THE IDOL OFTHE STAGE. 

A Mutual Masterplcture In flvs reels made 
by Gaumont with Malcolm Williams starred. 
The picture, described ss a drams ef theatrical 
life, la not one that holds the Interest through- 
out The picture on a whole Is rsther below 
the Masterplcture standard. The plot hinges 
around an actor whose wife becomes III and 
he is forced to leave her to take a position 
in stock in a distant city. There he gets in 
trouble with a young woman who has him 
put in prison. His wlfs recovers and comes 
to where he Is waiting for hla release. She 
is uken away by an ex-convict before her 
husband is released. Upon gaining his free- 
dom he makes no attempt to Ana his wife, 
thinking ehe la unfaithful. A son Is bora 
to her and a few years later the child, who 
sells papers to help keep hla mother and him- 
self, meets the actor, who la the meantime 
had given up the atage and la enthroned la a 
commercial line. The man takea a llkiag to 
the child and meets the mother, who as rec- 
ognises as his wife. He then believes that ths 
little boy le the son of ths other convict 
Hla wife assures him that It la bis owa son 
and a happy ending brings it to a close. Out- 
side of the star this picture laoka real weight, 
although Williams looks after his end of the 
acting. The production Just about enfflces. 



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FILM REVIEWS 



THE SPIDER. 

Valerie St. Cyr) Pauline Frederick 

Joan Marche J 

Jullau St. Saens Thomas Holding 

Count Du PoUhy Frank Losee 

'The Spider" seems to have been scen- 
arloed by William H. Clifford to flt Pauline 
Frederick. The audience was regretfully ne- 
glected. It's a Famous Flayers (Paramount) 
feature, released last week and shown In 
New York at the Broadway. "The Spider" la 
such a story aa you may have seen under 
a slightly different guise as "The Siren," 
"Tbe Adventuress" or any of thoae feature* 
wherein was detailed the Inner life of a 
"woman of ease." "The Spiders" single dif- 
ference, as far as any lay interest la con- 
cerned, is thut Miss Frederick, "the alren." 
takes a dual role, but (and one might add 
thank Heaven) without a double exposure that 
brings the two characters simultaneously upon 
the scene. This Is unique picture making In 
these days, when the possible tricks by tbe 
camera are seldom overlooked. It's a feature 
almost wholly made In tbe studio, thereby 
proclaiming Itself as an Inactive playing film, 
although Valerie St. Cyr slrenede herself to 
tbe guillotine at tbe conclusion. She was 
rolled over to her death under the knife In 
the presence of a regiment of Infantry that 
stood at attention, making the affair look like 



a national event, tbough tbe audience doe* not 
see tbe decapitation. Tbcn to remove the 
grueBomeneas this scene suggests (the director 
made It an antl-cllmax), it goea Into tbe 
climax with tbe usual mush stuff. Earlier 
views show St. Cyr, the wife of a struggling 
violinist In some country where there la 
plenty of snow, dissatisfied with her lot, leav- 
ing her husband and a baby daughter to fly 
with a man waiting about who had a very 
nifty looking sleigh. Years passed and St. 
Cyr was mistress to tbe Count Du Polssy. In 
another part of presumably Paris was a young 
flower girl, in love with and engaged to an 
artist (painter). Yea, this flower girl was 
St. Cyr's daughter, but St. knew that not 
Saint wanted her portrait In oil and asked 
the sweetheart of her daughter to paint it. 
He refused on the ground ho only painted 
gentlewomen. That was some slap thought 
Saint, so she wagered the Count 6,000 francs 
ho would yet paint her. Tbe Count fell for 
tbe wager, and Saint In what she thought 
was lowly garb, but In reality was quite 
modish for tailor-made applied to the painter 
as a model. He had her pose for Cleopatra, 
and during the posing terms, Saint fell In love 
with the artist. At the last sitting she threw 
herself at him. but he threw her away, for 
Joan had looked In the door as Saint waa 
hugging Julian. Julian raced after Joan to 
tell her about It, and while he waa absent 
Saint cut the Cleopatra painting to ribbons. 



"A SCREEN TRIUMPH" 

EDWIN MILTON ROYLE 

one of America's foremost playwrights 
says "Miss Michelena's work on the 
witness stand in 

'THE UNWRITTEN LAW 

is the most real and convincing emotion 
1 have ever seen in pictures. Real 
grief, as we know is grotesque and dis- 
tressing, if not ludicrous, but Miss 
Michelena is so restrained, so free from 
exaggeration that it approaches artis- 
tic perfection. It is a very great 
triumph." 

To be released on the State Rights Plan 

A trade showing of "The Unwritten Law" will 
be held in New York City on Thursday, Feb. 
24th, at Wurlitzer Hall, at 10 A. M. and 2. JO 
P. M. 

California Motion Picture 
Corporation 

San Rafael. California. 



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Meanwhile the Count had been going beyond 
the boundaries. He aaw the flower girl, liked 
ber, gave her a gold piece, the painter made 
her give it back to him and when the all 
around connection became clear to the Count, 
the Saint asked him for revenge upon the 
painter, Baying the artist had insulted her. 
The Count had the flower girl abducted, taken 
to his apartment where the flower girl stabbed 
him to save her honor probably or perhaps 
she just didn't like the looks of the Count, 
those French people are so funny. Saint af- 
terward visited the Count'a apartments and 
when the police came abe waa holding a dag- 
ger. Saint confesaed ahe commuted the mur- 
uer, which much surprised Joan upon hearing 
about It. so that la why St. Cyr hit the guil- 
lotine on acbedule time. Miss Frederick 
looked very nice aa tbe siren and made up for 
the flower girl by allowing a poor looking 
wig with curia to hover around her head. Mr. 
Losee gave an excollent performance aa the 
Count, something that could not be said for 
Mr. Holding aa the artist Robert C. Vlgnol. 
who directed, might be commended for what 
he did not do rather than for what he did. 
The feature la not strong enough for Miss 
Frederick, there Is not a tithe of novelty in 
the tale, which, besides la unwholesome, and 
'The Siren" is a poor example of the Para- 
mount standard. Sime. 

TENNESSEE'S>ARDNER. 

Tennessee Fannie Ward 

Jack Hunter Jack Dean 

Komalne Charles Clary 

Kate Kent, Tennessee's Mother. .Jessie Arnold 

Bill Kent. Tennessee's Father R. Bradbury 

Uewllliker Hay. Proprietor of the Sudden 

Stop Hotel Raymond Hatton 

The Padre James Nelll 

A Lasky feature and from a photographic 
standpoint one of the best ever released by 
that Arm. The story is easy to follow and 
dovetails nicely into a strong dramatic climax 
with plenty of action incorporated in its sev- 
eral reels. Tennessee is deserted by ber 
mother when still an infunt, tbe parent leav- 
ing her husband and child to bile off with Ko- 
malne, a friend of the family. The father fol- 
lows, but Romalne disposes of him with a 
well-aimed shot, and Tennessee becomes prac- 
tically an orphan. Her father's last wish is 
that she become the pardner of Jack Hunter 
and accordingly she is placed in a convent 
by that individual, known only to her asso- 
ciates as Tennessee. She remains there for 
fifteen years or more, during which time 
Hunter strikes it rich in the northwest. He 
sends for Tennessee and she Journeys across 
country, expecting to meet ber father. On the 
way tbe stage is held up by none other than 
Romaine and his followers, Romaine having 
blossomed into a big time highwayman by 
this time. Romaine, upon sight of the girl, 
becomes lnfatuuted and determines to make 
her his wife and in order to do so properly, 
he hastens to the first stopping point of the 
atage and Induces Kate Kent, his mistress, to 
win the confidence of Tennessee and then in- 
troduce him as her brother. Kate is unaware 
of Tennessee's identity and unknowingly plans 
to trap her own daughter. Tbe meeting takes 
place and a subsequent visit arranged. Ro- 
maine and Kate at a later date travel to 
Hunter's home to visit Tennessee, but Romaine 
is recognized and arrested. Hunter is absent 
but is notified of Romalne's capture and has- 
tens home. Upon his return he finds Romaine 
has escaped, taking Tennessee with him, Kate 
having induced Tennessee to liberate the out- 
law telling her Romaine Is ber own father. 
When Hunter returns he recognizes Kate and 
acquaints her with Tennessee's real identity. 
A searching party eventually locates Romaine 
and promptly hangs blm to a tree. Tbe usual 
finale shows the reconciliation of Kate and 
Tennessee and the future intentions of the girl 
and Hunter are not left much in doubt. Tbe 
story is decidedly interesting, cleverly con- 
structed and directed in expert fashion. The 
exterior scenes are pretty and the interiors 
appropriate. Its a good feature. Wynn. 

THE FINAL~CURTAIN. 

Ruth Darrell Alma Hanlon 

John Lord Arthur Hoops 

Jane Lord Florence Coventry 

Herbert Lyle Herbert Hayee 

John Banks Frank Belcher 

Mary Beryl Mercer 

Henry Cole W. C. Carlston 

George Robblns Frank Norcross 

The Marvelous Sylvesters. . .Crlmmlns & Gore 
Channlng Pollock Is responsible for the 
scenario of "The Final Curtain," which has 
been produced as a five reel feature by 
Klelne and released through the Klelne-Edl- 
son Feature Service. Alma Hanlon and Ar- 
thur Hoops are starred In the picture which 
proves Itself to be a feature of but ordinary 
quality thnt will not particularly please In the 
better class of bouses. In the first place Mr. 
Pollock's scenario does not carry a convincing 
tone, for aa "The Final Curtain" Is a story 
of stage romance, with which Mr. Pollock la 
exceedingly familiar through actual touch at 
first hand, and he could at least have his pic- 
ture play carry conviction. The acting Is at 
times quite worth while, both Miss Hanlon 
and Mr. Hoops giving worthy performances, 
however, the minor characters In the cast fall 
considerably short at times. In an efTort to 
get comedy Into the picture Mr. Pollock has 
taken the liberty of borrowing and reproduc- 
ing Helen Green's Actors' Boarding House, 
perhaps with the necessary permission, but 
this feature does not get the laughs that It 
should. Ruth Darrell Is the leading lady 
with a one night stand "rep" show when she 
is discovered by Herbert Lyle (Herbert 
Hayes), a Broadway star, who Is "wlldcat- 
tlng" between a 'xmple of "week stands." He 
Immediately wires his manager in New York 
asking permission to sign up the "find." 



Ruth come* to New York, where ahe Imme- 
diately makes a hit In a big musical spec- 
tacle that the manager produce*, in the au- 
dience on the opening night is John Lord 
(Arthur Hoops) with his sister, a spinster, 
who is his housekeeper. Lord Is a wealthy 
woolen manufacturer. In the little star of the 
show he discovers the girl he had admired 
when he waa a country yokel and abe playing 
kid parts with her father's company. An In- 
troduction is brought about and finally the 
two *re married. Lord, however, is wrapped 
up In his business and Anally his wife leaves 
him to return to the stage. The husband be- 
llevea that she Is in love with Lyle, the lead- 
ing man, and vows that he "Is through for- 
ever." Later, he learns that hla Impression 
was erroneous and tries to And the girl, who 
has since left the Btage. He la unsuccessful. 
In the meantime his business affairs have 
taken a precarious turn and the Trust, which 
wanted him to become one of Its producing 
manufacturers. Is tightening its clutches on 
him and framing to bring about hla ruin. 
Ruth, who has become a telephone operator 
in a down town exchange, overhears the plot 
on the wires and sends an anonymous message 
to her husband. The warning arrives in time 
for Lord to defeat the plans of the Trust, and 
when he searches out the tipster he discovers 
that it Is his missing wife and a reconcilia- 
tion is effected. Fred. 

THE HEARTBREAKERS. 

This three-reel feature la labeled with the 
brand of "The Knickerbocker Star Features" 
and has been released through the General 
Film Co. Jackie Saunders Is featured aa the 
heiress who 1b trying to escape matrimony 
through the medium of the fortune hunters 
who are on her trail. In this particular pic- 
ture there is a quartet of pursuers and each 
has the great American dollar, as represented 
by Jackie's income, as his goal. Jackie in a 
fit of devilment, accepts all four of them and 
then to escape them runs away to the home 
of ber aunt at tbe seashore. Here she meets 
with a 'cub" reporter who mistakes her for 
the maid to the heiress and falls in love with 
her. The youth scents a story in the arrival 
of the heiress and trusts that bis sweetheart 
will give blm the inside information on the 
subject of the engagement so that he can 
beat the rival papers to the story. This the 
girl promises to do after she has returned to 
town and the boy is told to call. While be la 
waiting in the reception room for a special 
interview with the heiress which has been 
arranged for blm, as be believes, through the 
maid acting as intermediary, the girl Is In 
another part of tbe bouse Informing her quar- 
tet of fortune hunters that she baa been dis- 
inherited. As they leave her she returns to 
tbe youth that she has fallen in love with 
and tells him that be "can beat tbe town" by 
announcing that the heiress is going to marry 
him. it Is a rather clever little comedy that 
amuses and Interests. Nothing out of the or- 
dinary pictorlally, but it will serve on any 
program. Fred. 



THE DRIFTER. 

Five-part Gaumont (Mutual) Edition de 
Luxe Feature, starring Alexander Gaden and 
Lucille Taft. A drama of the revivlllst calibre 
that should bold strongly before a "pop" audi- 
ence. A divinity student rails Into disgrace 
through his gambling proclivities and is driven 
from college. He has a precarious existence 
about the race tracks and finally pulls him- 
self together snd determines to return lo his 
clerical studies, due in large part to the 
faith in blm of his sweetheart. This role Is 
played by Mr. Gaden and Is a sort of dual 
personality from tbe fact that he is seen aa a 
gambler and later, when ordained, as a serlous- 
mlnded, spellbinding cleric. At one time after 
he haB taken his Orders he Is once more 
tempted by a mercenary adventuress to entrust 
her with the church funds for a "flyer" at 
the track. Just as she Is handing the money 
to a bookmaker, be rushes up and secures the 
precious lucre. It all comes right In the end 
and he "lives happily ever after" as the faith- 
ful husband cf bis scboolday sweetheart, 
charmingly Impersonated by Miss Taft. Well 
staged and acted, but commonplace In plot. 

Jolo. 

JUST PLAIN FOLKS. 

King Stander William C. Dowlan 

Silas Beton v. T. Henderson 

Mrs. Benton Helen Wright 

The Orphan Gloria Fonda 

Constable ' Frank McQuarrle 

Three-reel Laemmle (Universal) rural com- 
edy drama, written by Leonora Alnsworth, 
produced by William Dowlan. featuring Dow- 
lan and Gloria Fonda. Proprietor of a small 
country hotel Is married to a widow. Each 
has n son (youths). Man's son steals and 
wife's boy is accused and arrested for It. 
Neither boy Is wicked, the father's boy merely 
having gotten Into bad company, associating 
with a pool shark who is a "ringer" for Chris 
Hrown. Father is stern and unrelenting, 
while the heart-broken mother pleads for her 
hoy. When the tables are turned, wife soothes 
husband and says his boy wasn't really wick- 
ed, only lod astray. The star part Is a cigar 
salesman, who uncovers the mystery of the 
rohhory anil makes everybody happy. Numer- 
ous bucolic types, very well Impersonated. 
Cod proKram picture Jolo. 



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MOVING PICTURES 



OLD TIMERS LOSING OUT. 

General opinion about seems agreed 
that the old time picture manufac- 
turers, those who were first in the field 
and made their money out of the 
"daily release" service, have been left 
behind in the procession of the pro- 
gressive feature makers. 

This week there has been reported 
an offer of the sale of interest by a 
member of a very big "daily release" 
concern, while another old time firm 
has received notice none of the men 
connected with it and who made mil- 
lions in the past will advance one dol- 
lar to keep the firm going, leaving it 

to stand by itself, and still another 
story is that the American Tobacco 
Company people have purchased the 
Lubin plant in Philadelphia. Lubin's 
has been reported as on the market for 
months. 

A feature maker, who stands about 
at the head of his division, in comment- 
ing upon the changed conditions, said 
the other day: "Those old timers are 
what would be called the A. K/s of 
the picture business. They are through 
and can't come back. The daily release 
is a thing of the past and the concerns 
famous for their daily releases of a sin- 
gle reel each can't get out of their rut 

"The proof is," he continued, "those 
same firms have attempted features 
without success and men connected 
with the old timers admit their in- 
ability to compete with present day 
methods of picture making. 

"To me it seems a matter of person- 
ality or individuality in the direction of 
a picture-making corporation (not the 
direction of the pictures). Take your 
Augustin Daly for example in the show 
business. Did any one replace him 
nor could any one carry on his work 
after he departed? And David Belasco, 
who can be his successor? There is 
none. So with the picture business, 
it's individuality, and the first makers 
of the single reelers had none in them- 
selves nor in the composition of their 
forces. Whenever a lone personality 
appeared they lost it. 

"The old time manufacturers slopped 
along, the tide carried them, and when 
the tide turned they were swallowed up 
by it. But they were mighty fortunate 
to have been on the first turn and let 
us hope they have kept some of the 
immense sums made by them, for their 
day is past. The individuality they 
never had cannot be secured now by 
them, nor do any of them seem capable 
of organizing a feature department that 
can attract any attention. 

"One of the biggest of the 'single 
reel' makers has had but two feature 
films in three years which could be 
termed 'good/ and both of those were 
produced by the same director. It tells 
the story of them all. 

"I am not belittling the single reel 
manufacturer, merely mentioning facts 
all on the inside of the film trade know. 
It will be curious reading one of these 
days in the future how the picture busi- 
ness got away from the people who 
started it — what they tried for and the 
brilliant failure they made." 




Preparedness 

It is a big proposition to make your theatre make money. 

You have no time to worry about selecting good pictures. 

Save worry and build confidence through consistently good Paramount Pictures. 
Isn't that preparedness? 

PARAMOUNT PICTOGRAPHS 

Paramount has made a carefut study of the most successful 
magazines of this country and has analyzed the funda- 
mentals of their success. The Pictographs will be a maga- 
zine on the screen. 

Subjects of the most vital importance will be discussed by 
the leading minds of the country — like preparedness. 

Subjects will be picturized in such a manner as to clearly 
edit the thought conveyed by the contributor. 

In corroboration of this we offer: 

Preparedness— Edited by Frederick Palmer and Henry Reuterdahl, and contributed to by 
Theodore Roosevelt, Major General Leonard Wood, John C. Hibbens, President of Princeton 
University; Robert E. Peary, John Hayes Hammond, Jr., and others of national repute. 
Psychology— Edited by Dr.. Hugo Munsterberg. Dr. Munsterberg discusses in a practical and 
humorous way, the great problem of the day, ^' Are You Fitted For Your Job>" 

Better Babies— Edited in conjunction with the Woman's Home Companion. This publication 
has made a great feature of this series and is picturizing what they have printed and what 
has caused great interest amongst mothers. Inquiries have been received by the Woman's 
Home Companion in regard to where these pictures -may be seen, and these will be referred 
to us. 

Science and Invention-Edited by Waldemar Kaempffert, Editor of the Popular : 
Monthly. One of the early contributions will be putting a gyroscope to work by El 
Sperry, Inventor. Here you see an aeroplane held erect by a gyroscope, while a pai 
walks out on one of the wings and the aviator holds up both hands. 

Paramount Fashions— Created exclusively for Paramount bv Zalud, and presented in an 
original manner. 

It is a one reel picture which is going to make more talk 
throughout the country than any other ever produced. They 
are their own best advertising. 

These are broad statements — but see for yourself at the 
n earest Paramount Exchange. 

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LAMBART OUT OF MIRROR. 

Capt Harry Lambart, chief produc- 
ing director for the Mirror Film Co., 
confided to several people on Wednes- 
day that he had withdrawn from that 
corporation. He claims to have placed 
a number of artists under contract for 
the company and that they are not 
yet ready to utilize their services, and 
an attempt is being made to repudiate 
these engagements. 



M. P. E. L. ELECTION. 

Chicago, Feb. 9. 

The Motion Picture Exhibitors* 
League of America (local branch) held 
its annual election of officers Feb. 4 
and the following officers were elected: 
President, George Henry; vice-presi- 
dent, John H. Freund; treasurer, Wil- 
liam J. Sweeney; secretary, Sidney 
Smith; sergeant-at-arms, A. Balaban. 

The executive committee was named 



as follows: Fred Hartman, George 
M. Laing, August Zillingan, Julius A. 
Alcock, H. Lieberthal, M. A. Choynski, 
M. S. Johnson. 



RICHARD TRAVER3 DIVORCED. 

Chicago, Feb. 9. 
Richard Travers was granted a di- 
vorce from Mrs. Augusta West Tibb 
(Tibb being Travers' right name) Feb. 
5 by Judge McDonald here. 



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QUICK OR DEAD FOR FILMS. 

"The Quick or the Dead" finally is 
to be picturized, and Alice Brady has 
been secured for the star part. The 
screen rights have been taken over by 
the Brady Corporation under arrange- 
ment with Estelle Clayton, owner of 
the acting rights. 

Miss Clayton, it may be recalled, 
played the principal part in the stage 
dramatization of the story, when the 
excitement occasioned by the Amelie 
Rives' novel was at its height. "The 
Quick or the Dead" was one of the 
greatest literary sensations ever known 
in this country, and it served to make 
the reputation of its authoress, until 
then practically unknown. 

The novel also worked out well in 
dramatic form, so that it should be 
readily amenable to treatment for the 



screen. Miss Brady, who is at pres- 
ent in the North Carolina mountains 
acting the star role in "Then I'll Come 
Back to You," for the Frohman com- 
pany, will not be able to take up "The 
Quick or the Dead" for some time to 
come, owing to other engagements. 
She has played in ten picture dramas 
during the past year. 



A REG'LAR PRESS AGENT. 

Bluebird has a reg'lar press agent in 
the person of Walter K. Hill. Walter 
takes the trouble to rephrase every 
press notice he sends out to the trade 
papers. This is probably the first in- 
stance on record in the film industry. 
If Bluebird happens to secure an un- 
usual amount of gratuitous publicity 
the reason is not hard to find. 



IMPORTANT LEGAL RULING. 

The legal right to a local exchange 
to enforce payment of rentals on con- 
tract by annulment of service is estab- 
lished by decision in favor of the 
Mutual Film Corporation handed down 
by the Court of Civil Appeals, of the 
Second Supreme Judicial Court of 
Texas (Ft. Worth). 

Litigation began in 1914, when 

Morris and Daniel brought suit against 
the Mutual for $10,600. 

Morris and Daniel conducted a the- 
ater at Abileno, Texas. They had a 
contract with the Mutual Film Corpora- 
tion for service. The Mutual defended 
on the ground that Morris and Daniel 
left C. O. D. shipments in express of- 
fices and that after having become de- 



linquent in payment, service was 
cut off. 

Further, it was charged by the Mutual 
that payment was stopped on checks 
sent in remittances by Morris & 
Daniel. 

In a suit, the exhibitors set up the 
claim that they had contracted for ser- 
vice from the Mutual to them so long 
as the theatre and the Mutual Film 
Corporation remained in existence. 
Mutual responded by a plea that the 
contract was unilateral and lacking 
mutuality. On this showing the case 
was dismissed. 

A series of amended complaints 
was filed by Morris & Daniel and at 
last in a trial before a jury, they re- 
ceived a verdict for $1,500. The Mutual 
fought the case and through appeal won 
the victory of the Ft. Worth decision. 



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AIRDOME NEWS IN N. 0. 

Specially Reported for this Paper by O. M. 
Samuel, Variety's 8pecial Correspondent 
on tha Scene.) 

New Orleans, Feb. 9. 
Due to extremely cold weather, peo- 
le abounding on and abutting local 
irdomes have taken boards from their 
iclosures, leaving those art spaces or 
laces open to vandals and other ani- 
tals. A bull entered the Ozone 
>-day and ate several pennyweights 
f its gold-fibre screen. 

Managers of airdomes along the river 
ont are not worried over the rising 
aters. If it is found necessary patrons 
ill be provided with cravenettes in 
rder to make them waterproof. 

All of the mirrors in the dressing 
>oms of the Dew-Drop-In have been 



smashed. Owner has been busy the 
past week figuring the number of 
years' bad luck he has incurred. Lat- 
est computation shows he cannot pos- 
sibly live long enough to ever be lucky 
again. 



The manager of the Sunlight has 
married a fortune teller, which is noth- 
ing if not fortunate. 

Lee N. Perrin, the saucy manager of 
the Misty Maze, is roofing his place. 
Charging the roof to overhead expense. 



Several of the managers who raised 
garden truck in their places over the 
winter months report unusual success. 
A combination of cold cream, cork and 
make-up has proven an excellent fer- 
tilizer. 



A lot of impresarios, however, re- 
fused to raise anything because they 
were just naturally prejudiced against 
"plants" of any kind. 

The Unique is to have another pro- 
jection, a bed of quick-sand having 
been discovered lurking 'neath its 
operating booth, causing the pictures 
and patrons to flicker. Quite a project 
projecting a projection that projects 
properly. 

The Bee is busy placing, or rather, 
replacing seats. On its closing night 
a young man stood outside selling 
roasted acorns. The patrons bought 
and ate them, throwing the shells un- 
der the seats. During the winter 
months oak trees grew up through the 
seats, splitting them to pieces. 



Manager Spruce, of the Elm, who 
formerly operated a theatre but quit 
when his physician advised him to do 
something that would keep him out in 
the open, has swapped his two 
vacuum cleaners for a couple of lawn 
mowers. 



The Skyteria has instituted an in- 
novation in the shape of a footman. 
He is presumed to be very charitable 
because he gives everybody who drives 
up a lift. 

Manager Tardy, who has been com- 
ing down early of late, booked in for 
next week inclusive, a feature, extra 
and added attraction in Gunn and 
Locke Smith. One is a sharpshooter 
and the other a jailbreaker. 



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For real forceful pictures — photo plays that impress the public to the 
extent of producing the highest praise, the TRIANGLE PLAYS this 
week are supreme. 

Orrin Johnson, the popular actor who already has so many successes 
to his credit, will star in "D'Artagnan" — a thrilling and exciting ftlmiza- 
tion of that well-known story, "The Three Musketeers." For real ad- 
venture, quick action and tense moments there are few pictures that 
will equal this one. Exhibitors and public alike will appreciate and 
applaud. 

"Acquitted" is the title of the play in which Wilfred Lucas has the 
principal role. The terrors of the terrible third degree which is imposed 
upon suspected criminals is one of the many absorbing scenes that 
make you hold your breath. Your warm sympathy is aroused for the 
kindly old man in his troubles and you boil with anger at the injustice 
of his plight. 

For the Keystones, the two this week are great "His Hereafter" 
and "Fido's Fate." Both keep the audience doubled up with laughter 
and furnish more than their share of merriment. Real laughs — Big 
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CHAPLIN HERE LISTENING. 

Charles Chaplin came to New York 
this week and has been busily engag- 
ed in "listening." Practically every 
film manufacturer in the business has 
sought his ear with some kind of a 
proposition and the comedian has been 
weighing most all of them. 

Meantime the Fox people have made 
him an offer of something like a guar- 
antee of $7,500 a week, with figures to 
show that thee is every likelihood his 
"take down" will be double that sum. 
Others have come forward with vary- 
ing offers of flat salaries down to per- 
centages of profits and shares in com- 
panies. The best offer to date is $10,- 
000 weekly salary, $100,000 as a bonus 



upon signing the contract and fifty per 
cent, of the net profits his pictures re- 
turn. 

The thing that appeals strongly to 
Chaplin is the forming of his own 
company, offering stock to the gen- 
eral public and relying on his personal 
popularity for its sale. He has been 
advised by friends this will not be as 
easy as he imagines. 

Essanay issued 300 prints of each 
Chaplin comedy, charging nearly as 
much as an exhibitor would have to 
pay for a feature one day. One Chap- 
lin returned to the Essanay at least 
$160,000. The expense was Chaplin's 
salary, which, if figured at $10,000 week- 
ly, would be $40,000 (figuring his guar- 



antee of one picture a month — though 
he could make two) ana incidental ex- 
penses $20,000 more, making a total 
gross expenses at the most of $60,000, 
leaving a net profit of $100,000 on every 
picture Chaplin turns out He directs 
his own pictures and the production 
expense of each is comparatively 
meagre. 

Essanay could have even gotten more 
money out of the Chaplins if it had not 
stood in with the G. F. to force the 
G. F. service along with the Chaplins, 
Essanay in this way hoping to re- 
build up their daily release program, 
a scheme that never fully worked out 
to the satisfaction of the G. F. or its 
manufacturers. 



METRO HEARING FEB. 16. 

The Vitagraph Co. has preferred 
charges to the Board of Trade against 
Metro, accusing them of unethical con- 
duct in negotiating for the services .of 
Mr. and Mrs. Sydney Drew while the 
artists were still in the employ of Vita. 
Metro demanded a full hearing and the 
case will be heard Feb. 16. 

As nearly as can be learned, there 
is not even a suggested agreement, 
nor was there any conversation that 
could be construed as an understand- 
ing between members of the Board of 
Trade that bears upon the case. The 
nearest tiling to it in the by-laws reads 
as follows: 

"Any conduct that may be considered 
by the Board of Directors as injurious 
to the best interests of the corporation 
(Board of Trade) or its members, and 
of the trade at large." 

The Drews asked for a contract from 
the Vitagraph people six months prior 
ploy, and when it wasn't forthcoming 
to their withdrawing from Vita's em- 
entered into negotiations with a num* 
ber of other film manufacturers. 

If the Board of Trade attempted to. 
interfere with artists and manufac- 
turers negotiating when an artist was 
employed by another concern, such 
action might come within the meaning 
of the Sherman Law. It would give 
the old manufacturers, who are not 
progressive, a monopoly on their film 
actors at their old salaries, as the ac- 
tors would be debarred from seeking 
employment elsewhere. 



PATHS SHORT OF FILM. 

Pathe's recent notification to exhib- 
itors it might be compelled to cancel 
service at short notice is occasioned by 
its scarcity of raw stock. 

Pathe manufactures its own raw film 
in France, and hence has been at log- 
gerheads with Eastman for a long time. 

The French war department recently 
commandeered all the raw stock for 
use in making respirators, and fearing 
absence of future shipments, Pathe 
sought to protect itself with the can- 
cellation notice to its clients. 



EXHIBITORS MUST WAIT. 

The management of "The Birth of 
a Nation" evidently doesn't look for 
any immediate diminution in the de- 
mand for its masterpiece, and propose 
to continue it as a traveling attraction 
in the legitimate houses for at least 
another year before renting it to ex- 
hibitors. 

One exhibitor in Brooklyn offered 
them $1,000 for its use for a week at 
an airdome next summer, but the ten- 
der was declined. 



PROCTOR'S FREE TICKETS. 
Proctor's 23d Street theatre this week 
distributed a quantity of cards admit- 
ting two persons to its portals for the 
evening performances. 



RANKIN OPERATED. 
John W. Rankin, publicity repre- 
sentative for the Fox Film Corpora- 
tion, was operated on at the Audubon 
Hospital for an organic ailment on 
Monday, and is reported to be getting 
on nicely. 



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COAST PICTURE NEWS. 

■ T 1UT PKH1. 
Oeorge Dames, well known faeftdllntr of 
English vaudeville, has Joined the Universal. 

Mae Murray was marooned on Church Rock 
off Catallna Island (or eight hours before she 
was rescued. 8be Is recovering from her 
terrifying experience. 

Anita King has returned from Tacoma and 
Seattle. 



The film men are happy now that the 
local censor board has been given the official 
hook. 



Blllle Leslie Is recovering from her recent 
illness. 



Carlyle Blackwell expects to return from 
Jacksonville, Fla., early In March. 

Byron Oay is to write a song and dedicate 
it to the Actor's Fund, which movie players 
are lending aid to raise. 

Motion picture producers met at the Alex- 
andria here on January 24. 

Marguerite Nichols' chief hobby Is coloring 
photographs. 

Harry Williams Is sticking pretty close to 
scenario writing and consequently the musical 
world is not hearing from him often. 

William Wolbert, snow bound near Truckee 
for several days, is back, none the worse for 
his experience. 



Bill Desmond Is quite handy with his "de- 
fenders," as several movie players who have 
mixed with him In scenes are willing to ad- 
mit. 



D. W. Griffith, David Horsley, Jesse L. 
Lanky and Frank Garbutt were In a measure 
responsible for the quick action In dismissing 
the censor board. They left out such a howl 
that the city officials figured "a stitch in 
time would save nine— or more— companies 
leaving town." 



The West Side Christian Church of Ban 
Francisco recently showed a seven-reel Dim 
entitled "The Life of Our Savior." which Is 
said to have been a hand-colored Pathe 
product No admission was charged as the 
film was used to arouse Interest In Biblical 
history and increase church attendance. 



At the annual meeting of the Film Ex- 
change Bosrd of Trade of Frisco held on 
Tuesday evening, Jan. 18, officers for the en- 
suing year were elected. The board and 
officers represent most every big film manu- 
facturing concern In the country. 



Edward Ferguson Is to start work on the 
producing staff of the Unlversal's studios. 

The Christie comedy companies have been 
Initialled In their new quarters In Hollywood. 
They will continue to make Universal releases 
although they are no longer In the employ 
of the Universal. 



Oeorge Cochrane has been placed on the 
producing staff of the Universal western stu- 
dios. 



Phln Nares plans to make his home In 
California. He has been acting in Casino 
Star Comedies for Gaamont 



Mary Boland, who formerly supported John 
Drew, appears for the first time on the screen 
In "The Edge of the Abyss," produced here. 



W. J. Butler, for six years with the Bio- 
graph, will make his Intlal bow as a Oaumont 
character actor In "The Dead Alive." 



The railroads prominent on the coast re- 
cently made an announcement that after Feb. 
1 all motion picture films would have to be 
shipped according to the laws laid down by 
the Interstate Commerce Commission, because 
according to the railroads, films were too bulky 
and combustible to carry In passenger coaches. 
However, the 8. P. In response to the many 
protests of film exchanges, has decided to post- 
pone the date when the order goes Into effect 
until March 1. Meanwhile the film men hope 
by that time to have the Railroad reconsider 
Its action and not put the order Into effect. 



Immediately, so the announcement says, the 
work of constructing another new film the- 
atre will begin. The bouse Is to be erected 
on the west side of Manon within a half a 
block of Market street. Frisco, and have a 75- 
foot front. The building will be reinforced 
concrete and have a seating capacity of 1,000, 
while the estimated coat of the structure Is 
quoted at $CW.OO0. When complete the the- 
atre will be handled by the Mason Street The- 
atre Co., which has leased the property for a 
term of 15 years at a total cost of $225,000. 



Forreet Stanley la vacationing until the Mo- 
rosco Film Company finds another leading 
man Job for him. 

Lancer Bartlett, now writing for the Tri- 
angle, Is one of the leaders In a campaign to 
persuade picture companies to give authors 
full credit on films. 

Bennle Zeldman, of the Fine Arts, has the 
dlMlnrtlon of being the Mutt of the picture 
publicity men's crowd — physically, not men- 
tally. 

Dot Wilson is no longer In pictures, having 
fallen for a fiaiurlnic cabaret offer. 




Several motion picture companies tried to 
inveigle Frsuk Ootch Into posing for the cam- 
era during the wrestling champ's stay hero. 

J. A. Qulnn, recent y ousted from the Bu- 
perba, baa made no affiliations as yet. Qulnn 
ought to get a life salary, for he was the 
prime mover in the war on the local censorial 



Marie Wolcamp Is back at Universal City, 
having left Henry McRae's company by mutual 
arrangement. 

Frank Elliott, here for the movies, denies 
that he brought the floods with him. "1 msy 
be a jinx to pictures." be says, "but don't 
accuse me of plotting with the weather man." 

Bob Watson, manager of the Republic, turned 
over bis stage one night last week to Robert 
Leanord for several Universal footllght scenes. 

Lucille Toung has fully recovered and Is 
prancing "on the lot" once again. 

Forde Deebe Is pounding his old-reliable 
typewriter pretty hard to grind out two film 
stories a week. 



Local papers are carrying editorials by prom- 
inent film manufacturers on the Injustice of 
censorship. 

Some unkind, evil-minded Individual stole 
Jack Emerson's automobile the other night, 
and to date the police have been unable to 
soothe the actor-director. 



SHUBERTS FORMING ANOTHER. 

It was reported this week the Shu- 
berts are about to form another film 
producing company, apart from the 
one bearing their name, which re- 
leases through the World. They have 
been in consultation with a number of 
directors and artists to that end. 



BALBOA TO MAKE NEW SERIAL 

Capt. Leslie T. Peacocke has com- 
pleted the scenario for a new serial 
to be produced by Balboa and which 
will be released through Pathe. E. D. 
Horkheimer is in town, engaging the 
company, which he will take west with 
him. 



UNIVERSAL WANTS PLAY. 

Universal thought they had the pic- 
ture rights to "He Comes Up Smiling" 
this week when they purchased same 
in good faith from the American Play 
Co., representing the authors, Byron 
Ongley and Emile Nyitray. 

Not so. They neglected to consult 
with the producer, A. H. Woods, who 
is producing his plays in picture form 
through Pathe. When U received word 
from the Woods' office they had al- 
ready made preparations to put the 
piece into rehearsal for featuring Car- 
ter DeHaven, for whom they needed 
a scenario. On Wednesday it looked 
as though Woods and U would come 
to an understanding. It was then only 
a matter of money. 



ANDREW ROBINSON BURNED. 

As an aftermath of the fire staged 
at the Califorina Motion Picture plant 
at San Rafael, California, during the 
production of "The Unwritten Law," 
Andrew Robson who played the part of 
Larry McCarthy is now in the St. 
Lukes Hospital, San Francisco, suffer- 
ing from the injuries he received at 
that time. 

Because of having been cast for an 
important role in the next "California" 
feature, "The Woman Who Dared," 
Robinson fought the idea of going to a 
hospital to recuperate from his burns 
as long as possible. The seriousness 
of his condition, however, finally made 
the course practically necessary. The 
doctors declare that he will not have 
recovered for at least six weeks and 
this means that someone else will have 
to take his place in the coming pro- 
duction. 



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Pulling paper. 

Millions of people have read the book and seen the 
play. They will want to see the picture. 

The wiseacres declare that "One Day" will be the 
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and that it will smash all previous box office 
records to "smithereens." 

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Owen Johnson's Greatest Success 

This splendid feature has scored a smashing hit, and 
in many instances is playing return engagements. 

The Amalgamated Photo Feature Booking Corpor- 
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worth of booking in thirty days. 

A few remaining states which were held for a price 
still open. 






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MOVING PICTURES 



DRIVEL OF THE FILMS 

By J. A. MURPHY 

(Mr. Murphy is the author of the famous "Adam Sower guy" series published 

in Variety some years ago. ) 



Twenty-two actors and four direc- 
tors were engaged by the Ephemeral 
Co. last Monday. 

Oha Ohehee and her troupe of 
Hawaiian Troubadori are engaged for 
the carnival scene in "Frolics in Old 
Japan." 

Five directors and 28 actors were 
released by the Ephemeral Co. last 
Tuesday. 

The Bovolopus Co. announces it is 
now in a position to handle the 
product of independent manufacturers 
on the endowment plan. 

The difference between the Hydro- 
phobia and the Ephemeral companies 
have finally been adjusted and an ar- 
rangement effected whereby in future 
the Hydrophobia will release one fea- 
ture weekly on the Sciatica program 
under the Raspberry brand, and the 
Ephemeral will take up the release on 
the Avalanche program abandoned by 
the Giraick. The Hydrophobia will 
occupy the Ephemeral studios in 
Southern Majolica, for which a weekly 
rental will be paid to the Sciatica un- 
der the terms of the lease held by 
the Avalanche. This will enable the 
Ephemeral to absorb the stock of the 
Hibiscus Co. and release all of the 
Assofoetida Features through the 
Bovolopus Exchange. 

Two preferred extras have been 
added to the list of the Ochre Co. 
Forty Irish Indians appeared in the 
"Red Men of the Forest," produced by 
Handel Maul. 

Last week it became necessary to 
clean out the artificial lake used for 
water stuff by the Hibiscus. When 
the water was drained off the prop- 
erty man found enough toupees to 
thatch all of the Zulu huts used in 
the jungle scenes. 



The bursting of a water main 
flooded the basement of the Angora 
studio and destroyed fifty thousand 
dollars' worth of scenarios. Many of 
these scripts had been under consid- 
eration for months and now no de- 
cision can be reached until the water 
recedes and interested parties ascer- 
tain to what extent they have been 
soal d. 



The Idle Hour theatre, running con- 
tinuously from 9 a. m. until 11 p. m., 
has secured first run of the educational 
film, "Sifting Ashes on Mount Pelee." 



We glean from one of our ex- 
changes that after the run of the six- 
reel feature in which Gertie Gimnotis 
played the lead Gertie appeared b:- 
fore the audience "in the flesh." It 
does not state, however, that Miss 



Gimnotis had never before appeared 
on the speaking stage or "in the flesh/' 
and when the lights were turned on 
her flesh began to creep and before 
she could deliver her address all of 
her flesh had crept into the wings. 

Edw. Priff has signed with Shive- 
ley's Superlative Stars of the Shim- 
mering Screen. Mr. Priff will be 
Director in Chief of the new corpor- 
ation and Raoul Handegrinde, camera 
man, will accompany him. ( 

Hobbies of Prominent Screen Artists. 

Flytic Gadder has a hobby for prac- 
ticing on the bass viol while the direc- 
tor is trying to explain the business 
of a scene. 

Edw. Priff is very fond of rye whis- 
key. Also Bourbon and Scotch. 

Osaki San, with the Avalanche, is 
partial to portraying Japanese char- 
acters. 

Winnie Twoshank always nibbles a 
lump of coal before playing an impor- 
tant scene. 

Handel Maul wears a pink toupee. 

Millie Lanude is making a collec- 
tion of directors' lead pencils. 

Edwin Rumpf carries a live turtle 
in his hip pocket for a mascot. 

Uncle Sammy Popf wears his sus- 
penders outside of his vest. 

Allie Plumdaff forgets the spirit gum 
on outdoor locations. 

Yvonne Goehegan writes all of her 
scenarios with her left hand. 

Wyndon Strings, associate director 
with the Gimick, plays 20 different 
musical instruments with equal skill. 

Bertha Gillicuddy always whistles 
"Pop, Goes the Weasel" while re- 
heal sals are in progress. 

Wynan Songe gets all of his cigar- 
ettes from the assistant director. 

Lottie Fargonne collects uncanceled 
postage stamps from different members 
of the company. 

Gearin Cogs, camera man with the 
Sciatica Co., reports the following in- 
teresting experiment. Setting the dia- 
phragm at three-quarters and shooting 
against the light, with a flare placed be- 
hind the camera at F.3.5 and a fassett in 
front of the lens, he used a five-eighths 
sump to accentuate the bevel on the 
segment and turned 14 instead of 16. 
When the negative was developed, he 
found he had photographed a picnic 
party, behind a barn half a mile to the 
right of the camera. When the camera 
was opened to remove the retort, a 
cheese sandwich was found under the 
aperture plate. It is a matter of con- 
jecture as to whether the same result 
could have been obtained with a ham 
sandwich. Mr. Cogs is of the opinion 
that any thing less opaque than cheese 
would fog the lens. The New Stephen 
Gaser camera was used for the ex- 
periment. 




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WOOD'S FIRST A BIG HIT. 

The very first feature film production 
bearing the name of A. H. Woods as 
the sponsor is a certain success. It is 
"New York," a melodramatic film, first 
shown in the city it's named after, last 
Saturday, also at the Loew theatre of 
similar title. 

The opinion seemed to be unanimous 
"New York" is one of the season's best 
screen products. It is released through 
the Path© service. The New York 
theatre broke a house record Saturday 
with it. 

The next Woods picture, also to go 
through the Pathe exchanges, is "Big 
Jim Garrity" from the Woods play of 
like name. It will star Robert Edeson 
and be ready for the market in about 



JACK CURTIS 

With Pauline Fredericks and Lrdla CJImort. 
Next release, Florence Reed In the "Woman's 
Law." 



two weeks. 

The Woods office feels more san- 
guine now of its feature films than it 
did over the "New York" one. Mem- 
bers of the Woods staff modestly said 
before "New York" was publicly 
shown that they thought it might turn 
out to be a fair picture but looked for 
nothing sensational. When the reports 
came in they were agreeably surprised. 
This impression was clinched upon 
Marcus Loew informing Woods 
"New York" was the best feature he 
had shown at the New York theatre 
this season. Mr. Loew also men- 
tioned he regretted the one day 
policy at the New York prevented him 
from holding the Woods feature a 
week. 




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FILM FLASHES 



Director S. L. Rothapfel, of the Knicker- 
bocker theatre, has inaugurated a Greater New 
York news service of his own for the exclusive 
use of that playhouse. An equipment of mov- 
ing picture photographic apparatus, flashlights, 
etc., has been Installed and a big automobile 
stands at tbe door with "steam up" day and 
nlgbt. When the tip flashes over the wire that 
some unusual naws development Is taking place 
a squad of snap-shotters sally forth and dash 
pell mell for the scene which Is projected on 
the Knickerbocker screen within 24 hours. H. 
8. Martin, an expert moving picture operator 
and former newspaper (N. Y. Evening Sun) 
photographer, has been engaged to take charge 
of this service. 



Jones-Llnlck-Schaefer have closed a deal 
with Paramount whereby Its features will be 
shown In their Studebaker and La Salle the- 
atres, Chicago. The Triangle films hereto- 
fore offered at tbe Studebaker will be ex- 
hibited at the Colonial, following the Pavlowa 
picture engagement there. The La Salle starts 
the Paramount service Feb. 12, the opener 
being the Mary Plckford picture, "Little Pa- 
plnta." The Studebaker Paramount program 
starts Feb. 28. J-L-S plan to Install augu- 
mented orchestras in both the La Salle and 
Studebaker. 



One of the embryo "film" concerns prac- 
tically died a-bornlng when Judge Neuberger, 
in the Supreme .Court of New York, denied a 
petition for an Injunction against Che Amer- 
ican Correspondent Film Co., Inc. Certain 
men who had acted In the capacity of agents 
In presenting "The Battles of a Nation" at 
tbe Park theatre felt that they had thereby 
obtained a monopoly on the war picture output 
of the American Correspondent Film Co. and 
sought to restrain this firm from exhibiting 
"The Warring Millions." 

In one of the scenes of the William Fox 
$1,000,000 Annette Kellermann picture now 
being made In Jamaica, Herbert Brenon, the 
director general, handled 10.000 persons with 
a New York policeman's whistle for his sig- 
nal apparatus. And he did the Job with the 
eape that the big six-footers of the New York 
police department handle the crowds at 42d 
street and Broadway at night when the Metro- 
politan Opera House and neighboring theatres 
are pouring their audiences into the streets. 



Tbe Chicago police heads and Dr. William 
H. Reld, city smoke Inspector, did some tall 
censoring Feb. 4, when they were shown "The 
Right to Live," made by the United Photo- 
plays Co., and decided to postpone granting 
a permit to the film being shown locally. A 
scene dramatizing certain Incidents bearing 
on Chicago's Sunday closing order, In which 
Mayor Halson in the film is photoplaved 
nlgnlng the campaign pledge of the wets. This 
Is taken as a direct slam at Mayor Thompson. 



Along the rlalto In 'Frisco Feb. 3, It was 
sold that Raymond Whltaker was leaving for 
Los Angeles, where he would begin playing 
out a year's contract with the Universal Com- 
pany. Another rumor was that the same com- 
pany had placed Lena Baskette, an eight-year- 
old San Mateo girl, under contract for the next 
seven years. Little Miss Baskette, no the story 
goes, Is to be starred oy the Universal In 
Juvenile comedies. 



Shots created furore at the Argyle theatre 
Fob. 4. Police arrested Michael Bastendors, 
24, a ChlfRRo picture machine operator, who 
was caught running away from an alley along- 
side the house. Loaded revolver also found 



in same alley. Police Informed that there has 
been trouble between two factions of the M. 
P. O. U., and are investigating. 



With the week of Feb. 14, the Mutual'B new 
six features a week policy, three Mutual Mas- 
terplcture, De Luxe Edition, and three three- 
reel features, will start, although a departure 
from the rule will be made In the release of 
"Silas Marner," a seven-reel feature, In- 
stead of the usual five-reel length. 



Nlles Welch, who recently Joined the Fox 
forces to play the leading role in "Merely 
Mary Ann," has again re«urued to Metro. He 
has begun work on a prominent role In "The 
Kiss of Hate" in which Ethel Barrymore is 
starred. 



Qeorge Orth, the young executive of the 
Pluragraph Company, got married last week. 
He says the film world will hear of some big 
things from him in the very near future. 
This company has started work on "The 
Argyle Case" and "The Dummy." 

Two Chicago picture theatres, the Zlegfeld 
(024 South Michigan avenue) and the Or- 
pheum (112 South State street) face damage 
suits, City Prosecutor Harry Miller alleging 
they exhibited "The Misleading Lady," Jan. 
14, without a permit. 

Wllmuth Merkyl, regarded as one of the 
foremost of the younger leading men of the 
stage or screen, has been engaged by Metro 
and will make his bow under Metro auspices 
In "Tbe Soul Market," In which Mme. Petrova 
Is starred. 



Ruth Stonehouse is no longer with Essa- 
nay. She Is making a tour of some of Chi- 
cago's picture theatres and giving a short talk 
where feature plays In which she starred are 
being shown. She Is being sought by Chicago 
agents for a vaudeville sketch. 



Constance Collier, who recently entered the 
motion picture field under the direction of 
Oliver Morosco, will once more appear on the 
stage as leading lady to Sir Herbert Beer- 
bohm Tree. 



Aaron Hoffman, who was one of the most 
successful authors of musical comedies and 
vaudeville sketches, Is now engaged In writ- 
ing all the photodrama in which Mme. Pe- 
trova, the Metro star, appears. 



Harry Watson of Blckel and Watson, hns re- 
turned to work and will be busy during the 
next few weeks. Watson, six weeks ago. was 
seised with Illness that necessitated a surgical 
operation In a Montreal hospital. 

"A Little 8lster of the Poor" was stopped 
at the Heyburn Theatre, Evanston, Ind., by 
Mrs. Grace Brooks, one of Evanston's trio of 
M. P. censors last week, Mrs. Brooks declaring 
the picture was Immoral. 

"He Fell In Love With His Wife" will be 
released on the Paramount program Feb. 17. 
produced by Pallas, with Florence Rorkwell In 
the principal part. 



The Brady Picture Plays Co. has secured 
from Estelle Clayton the rights In Amelia 
Rives' "The Quick or the Dead" and Allrr 
Brady will be starred In It. 



Arrangements have been made for Mutual 
ploturei to be shown hereafter at the Strand. 
Chicago. The house, since Its opening, has 
been exhibiting Paramount films. 



KLEINE-EDISON TO QUIT. 

If any confirmation be desired of 
the allegations published in Variety 
a few weeks ago that the film market 
is suffering from a surfeit of feature re- 
leases, it can be had from the decision 
of the Edison and Kleine companies 

to abandon their regular feature re- 
leases after Feb. 23. The last Edison 
feature will be "When Love Is King/' 
and the final Kleine one, "The Scarlet 
Road." 

It is the intention of these manu- 
facturers to handle their old releases, 
with the Kleine people devoting their 
immediate activities to the new Billie 
Burke serial. Edison has a few fea- 
tures in the making, which are to be 
state-righted. 

Kleine estimates that it costs about 
20 per cent, of the total receipts from 
features to operate exchanges for 
handling them, which is altogether too 
much to return a profit. 



FOX HAS BERTHA KALISCH. 

William Fox has placed Bertha 
Kalisch under contract for his film 
company, to pose in a series of heavy 
dramatic productions, commencing al- 
most immediately. 



BUNNY RE-ISSUES. 

Vitagraph is about to reissue its 
former successful John Bunny comedies 
through V-L-S-E. 

The feasibility of reissuing pictures, 
the dominant figure of which is a dead 
man, is questionable. 



PARKHURST AFTER INFORMATION. 

A story was around this week that 
the Rev. Charles H. Parkhurst, a noted 
reformer in his day, had written picture 
exhibitors asking if it were true only 
"lewd pictures" were drawing business 
to their theatres. 

The exhibitors are said to have re- 
plied asking Doctor Parkhurst where 
his advices came from, further inform- 
ing him the "lewd picture" as he likely 
had in mind could no longer find a 
place in a reputable picture house, hav- 
ing thoroughly proven their uselessness 
by a number of howling examples fn 
the past. 



TRIBUNE DISLIKES SCREEN CLUB. 

The New York Tribune has no love 
for the Screen Club. It seems the Club 
gave the newspaper a verbal agreement 
to issue an exclusive souvenir program 
for the forthcoming ball, on the 
strength of which the Tribune secured 
25 columns of advertising from the film 
manufacturers, got up special inter- 
views and "write-ups," and was about 
ready to print a special film edition 
to be issued on the day of the ball and 
distribute tame on the floor of Madi- 
son Square Garden. 

Later, the Tribune learned a some- 
what similar privilege was given tha 
New York American, the "franchise" 
being officially granted by the Screen 
Club and the Motion Picture Exhibi- 
tors' League. 

Lee A. Ochs, president of the M. P. 
E. L., when asked about it, declared 
he knew nothing of the Tribune's claim 
and when confronted with Edgar Mela, 
editor of the Trib'a motion picture de- 
partment, reiterated the statement. 

Meantime the Tribune isn't printing 
a line about the ball. 



RAM0NA PRODUCED. 

Los Angeles, Feb. 9. 
W. H. Clune's film production, "Ra- 
mona," based on Helen Hunt Jack- 
son's famous novel, had its premiere 
here Monday. The film in its present 
form is much too long, being about 14 
reels, but it will be cut. The picture, 
which is a revelation, breathes the life 
and spirit of California and exposes 
the brutality of the white man towards 
the Indian. Donald Crisp, who di- 
rected it, introduces several innova- 
tions that will amaze the film world. 
It has a tremendous appeal and being a 
novelty in construction should rival 
"The Clansman." 



ARTHUR DEAGON'S NEXT. 

Now that Ned Nye started Arthur 
Deagon in the single reel comedy, 
"Mother Hubbard," working in several 
vicinities, Mr. Nye proposes to turn out 
another Deagon single reeler, of a 
comedy nature and entitled "Mabelle 
Kstelle." 



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PANTA0B9 (m) 
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Maurice Samuela 
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•Tannlhn! Malda" 
Frnnlc Hmh 
Toinrrlnl Troupe 
Croro M^Pormack 
p»o«nor Trio 
Terre Haute, lad. 

HIPP (wva) 
"Cabaret Girl" 
2d bnlf 
Cummins A Senham 
Weber A Elliott 
The Coeds 
Tiontc Tnck Sam 
Mae Curtis 

Toledo . 
KEITHS (lbo) 
McRee A Clegg 
Sherman A Dttry 



The Sharrocka 
Wllmer Waller* 

"Faablon Show" 

Al Herman 

Flying Martina 
PALACE (aun) 

Smith A Glenn 

DeRoasIs Modela 
2d half 

Mlnter A Palmer 

"Cabaret Girls" 

Ctvpeka. Kaa. 

NOVELTY (Inter) 
Oarclnoettl Broa 
Parlslon Trio 
Broughton A Turner 
National City 4 
(One to nil) 

2d half 
Joe Kennedy 
Claudius A Scarlet 
Roach A McCurdy 
Emmy's Peta 
(One to fill) 

Toroa ta 

HIPP (ubo) 
Wood's Musical 3 
Cballls A Lambert 
Archer A Bel ford 
Loon a Lamar 
Minerva Courtney Co 
Adroit Broe 

YONGE ST (loew) 
Reddlngton A Grant 
Roy L Royce 
Scovllle Dancers 
Marie Fenton 
Ed Blondell Co 
Clark A McCullongh 
Tulte'a Colleglana 

•!>«▼ *. V. 
PROCTOR'S 
Lynch A Zellet 
Brooks A Harrla 
Ash A Young 
Hazel A Alada 
Chas Wilson 
"Everybody" 
Jolly Wilde A C 
Velde 8 

2d half 
Stanley A Lambert 
Rackett Hoover A M 
Rogers A Wood 
Rawls A VonKaufman 
3 T vr*»s 

"Bank's V{ Million" 
Frank Mullane 
Braaaer Broa 

Twla*. Okla. 

EMPRFSS (Inter) 
Chas Fattv A Mabel 
Edvth A Erfdle Adair 
Mn«on A Murray 
Dudlev Trio 
(One to fill) 

2d hslf 
Amorous A Mulvey 
Hnwlev A Hawley 
Mimical Oormana 
Arthur Rlgby 
2 Franka 

Vwnrnnver, n. C. 

PANTAGES (m) 
Dslrv Mslds 
"Mvstlc Ptrd" 
Tstos A Wheeler 
Wrlrht A Davis 
Aneelo Armlnto Bros 

TlrfnrlM. H. C. 

PAVTAGFq (m) 
Cnrmens Minstrels 
An»1v T-ewls Co 
TTonrv Sisters 
r;r'"*o rnmoron 

Pntt's Senls 

Wall* Wnlln. TVanh 

LTPwwTY (wva) 
Cnrl Rlfner 
Mr nnd Mrs Bennett 
Jfi^k T»n1k 
"Muslmi \fntfnee" 

2d hntf 
X»«»tb Pros g> Olrl 
K»n" piseV Face 

Musfenl Vvnos 

\% r »«»»»narton 

KFTTTI'q (ubo) 
The Grarers 
Pums A Lvnn 
M Montenmerv 
Mr A Mrs Voelker 
Pert Melrose 
Josle Hest»»er Co 
Wehrr A Flelda 
(One to nil) 
WaterfciiTV. feaa. 

POLT'S (uho) 
T/ordv's Does 
Dickinson A Deegan 
Silver A Duvall 

"Tn▼l«nde^s , • 

Dodv A AUman 
Dewltt Pu«-n* A T 

(2d half) 
Yosbl Proa 
Wnrslev A Ashton 
Allvn A T^>we 
D«^v A Allmsn 
Ovfor^ A Allman 
Oxford 0"1ntet 
(One to nil) 

Waterfeo, Ta. 
V* fESTTP (wva) 
WlPlne A Jordon 
Friend * Downing 
Fvt Fnv 
(Two to mn 

2d hslf 
"Sontomher Mom" 
X\'f»ns**t»-f»f». 111. 
P.\RPTqr»v (wva) 

2d hslf 
"0 TJtHo Wives" 
TYfieeltotr. W. Ta. 
VICTORIA (aun) 
The Dunnlgans 



"Dr Jor" 
Doc O'Nell 
Flying Lordoaa 
(One to Oil) 

2d half 
Anthony A A dele 
"Style Review" 
Gruett A Oruett 
Gold Dost 
(One to fill) 



Wleklta, 

Princess (Inter) 
Amorous A Mulvey 
Hawley A Hawley 
Musical Oormana 
Arthur Rlgby 
2 Franka 

2d half 
Garclnnettl Broa 
Parlslon Trio 
Broughton A Turner 
National City 4 
Emma Carua 



Wllkea 

POLI'S (ubo) 
(Scranton Split) 
(lat half) 
Hamilton Broa 
Burke A Walah 
Beaumont A Lawrence 
Juliet Dlka 
"Olrl from Kokomo" 
(One to nil) 

(2d half) 
Deodata 
Rogers A Hart 
Flo Irwin Co 
Howard A Roes 
ABC Glrla 
(One to nil) 



Wllllamopart. 

FAMILY (ubo) 
Marino 81a 
Joe Towle 

"Meadowhrook Lane* 
Elenore A Carlton 
Rice Sully A Scott 

2d half 
Whitney's Dolls 
Edwin Oeorae 
"Honey Glrla" 
Kelly A Pollock 
Namba Broa 

Wlaalpear. Caa. 

ORPHEUM 
Oara Zora 
Pert Wheeler Co 
Ha rrv Green Co 
Natalie Sisters 
Ha rrv Hlnea 

PANTAGES (m) 
Volant 
Rnsle Llovd 
"Holldsv In Dixie 

Land" 
Ha rrv Tsuda 
Pe«1«on A Ooldle 
STRAND (wva) 
O A E Forrest 
Hickman Broa Co 
Troy Comedv 4 
Emmett's Canines 

Wooaaorket. R. I* 

BTJOU (ubo) 
The Wnrtnnos 
Frnnk Gsrneld 
Mrs Trelaugh 
Victor's 

2d half 
3 Crelehton Olrla 
Patrlcola A Meyers 
Albert Cutter 

Wnreewter. Hfona. 

POLT'S (ubo) 
Arthur Ward 
Baker A Janla 
Eva Shirley 
J J Corhett 
(Two to 1111) 

(2d half) 
Hlrele Glrla 
Dickinson A Deagon 
Perish Broa 
Dunbar's Rlnvers 
"Fortune Hunters" 

PLAZA (ubo) 
"The Hero" 
Marshall A Tribhle 
(One to nil) 

(2d hslf) 
Oulnn A Ln^ery 
Oberltta A Girls 
(Two to nil) 

York. Pa. 

OPERA HOPSE (ubo) 
Whitney's Dolls 
Ertwln George 
"The Con" 
Bsbv Helen 
(One to nil) 

2* half 
Marino Sis 
Hsrrv Rose 
"Ferns le Clerks" 
O'Donnell A Rlalr 
Ravmond A Henry 
(One to nil) 

Yonnawvowa, O. 

HIP (nhM 
Plerlot A Sconeld 
Adeline Francis 
McKav A Ardlne 
Nsn Halnerln 
Msdden Ford Co 
Odlva 

Fnnk North Co 
Martlnettl A Sylvester 

Parfa 

NOTTVEAU CIRQUE 
M Semay 
Dlols 

T^urent A Klko 
WUHsm Parford 
Calroll A Antonio 
Anna Thlhaud 
Andrews Vallate 




CHICAGO 



VARIETY'S CHICAGO OFFICE, Mmjwtk HmUti Bldf- 

Mark Vance, in charge 



8. I. Harrison la now managing the Or- 
pheum, Dea Moines. 

Fox Rellley has chuuged the name of hla 
"Globe Trotters" tab to "Oh. You Daddy 1" 

Fanlta was billed as the "extra" with "The 
ParUlan Widows" at the Haymarket thla 
week. 



Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Patton are stopping at 
the Onurlo Hotel here for the preaenL Pat- 
ton recently cloaed hla tour of "The Good 
Samaritan." 



Jay Barnes, representing for Oliver Moroaoo, 
hit Chicago last week to rile things up for 
the opening of "So Long Letty" at the Olymple 
Feb. 13. 



The husband of Mme. Marguerite Berlza, 
Chicago grand opera company, Is now with the 
forces along the French front. 

"Betty and the Baby" Is going on tour again 
If William A. Cornish carries out present 
plans. 

An injury to one of the Cycling McNutta 
caused the act to lay off last week. They re- 
sumed this week. 



W. A. G reeves ("the Shanty Irishman") 
formerly with "The Globe Trotters," Joined 
the "Crackerjacks" at the Gaiety last weak, 
taking Pop Oordon's place. 

Donald Robertson, actor-playwright. In a 
lecture before the Irish Fellowship Club Feb 
4th, advocated the establishment of municipal 
theatres. 



Chester Wallace swears business has picked 
up considerably at the Warrington stock houae 
In the past fortnight. 



Dora Mitchell, formerly with the road show, 
"Happy Heine," haa joined the Princess Musi- 
cal Comedy Co. 

The Buch Brothers were out of the Academy 
bill the last half, Thornton and Corlew fill- 
ing In. 



In Iowa hereafter no children under 14 
years of age will be permitted to participate 
In theatrical performances unleaa chaperoned 
by their parents. 

Robert Briefer, juvenile, with the Princess 
stock, Des Moines, la., all season, severs his 
connections with the company next Saturday, 
and will return to Chicago. 

Everything la In readiness for the National 
to Inaugurate Its new dramatic stock policy 
Feb. IS. The company Is now In rehearsal 
under Frank Livingston. 



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CORRESPONDENCE 



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The Wallace, Peru, has been taken over by 
Scott A Loomls, who will play road shows and 
pictures. 



M. J. McGowan will again be attached to 
the Barnum A Bailey sideshow executive staff 
next summer. 



The Grand, Terre Haute. Ind., has cut out 
its picture policy and will hereafter play 
stock companies and legitimate combinations. 



Grace Fletcher, prima donna, of the stock 
burlesque company at the Haymarket, haa left 
the troupe and has been replaced by Mae 
Vyhl. 

Lillian Sieger, at the Academy the last half 
of last week Is playing this week at the 
Woodlawn Cafe. Next week she plays her 
home town, St. Louis. 



Nip and Tuck have cancelled the rest of 
their time out this way and left for New York 
Monday afternoon. 



"The Evil Hour," William Anthony Mc- 
Gulrc's new sketch, haa as Its principal player, 
Mrs. McGulre. who la making her stage bow 
in It this week. 



The Orpheum, Sioux Falls, management, So- 
larl Brothers, which has been playing W.V.M.A. 
vaudeville, switches to a stock policy Feb. 21. 

The Chicago Elks, 4. r i0 strong, hanquetted 
In the gold room of the Congress Hotel Feb. 
5. Some of the theatrical members attended. 

Wilbur F. Starr, lecturer and concert singer, 
was drowned recently while attempting to 
ford a creek near Chester Hill, O. 



The brother and sister of Mrs. Gascolgne 
(Royal Gascolgne) are expected to arrive from 
the other aide Feb. 20, and will hereafter re- 
Ride In Minneapolis. 

Sindey Channock, a Chicago lawyer, had 
Arthur Whitman, of Zlegfeld'a "Follies" ar- 
rested In St. Louis Saturday night, alleging 
the latter borrowed $110 and left town with- 
out repaying. 



'Can a Woman Be Good?" la the title of a 
new play Halton Powell will produce over the 
new International Circuit next season. 



Fred Ballard, author of "Young America," 
has planted some of bla royalties In a ranch 
near Newcastle, Col. Ballard, following uni- 
versity graduation, once punched cattle In 
Colorado. 



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VARIETY 



33 



Weston and Leon deny that sickness pro- 
Tented them from playing McVlcker'a laat 
week. They said the management wanted them 
to open the ahow and that they refused. The 
girls went east from here. 



Becker Brothers, a local concern, attached] 
"The Pour Husbands" at the Avenue the laat 
half of laat week and the tabloid management 
averted litigation and a tie-up by settling the 
account Saturday night. 



The Strollers plan to hold their second an- 
nual revel In a local theatre to be aelected 
later, the date to be between April 2 and 9. 
The revel last yesr at the Btudebaker netted 
something like $2,000. 



Flo Nundgren, professionally known as Flo 
Beatty, Is suing Al. W. Beatty, musical di- 
rector, for a divorce on the desertion allega- 
tion. Miss Nundgren la with "The Night 
Clerk" (tab). 

The Otis L. Oliver stock compsny remained 
In Davenport three days and Mr. Oliver, not 
liking the outlook, Immediately transferred his 
company to Muscatine, la. He had planned 
to remain In Davenport all winter. 



Willie Solar returned to Chicago Feb. 4 from 
a trip to Cuba. Willie's going to stick around 
and play Association time. His contracta for- 
bid him playing any of the local houses aside 
from the Majestic and Palace. 

Charlea Brooks, for yeara owner-manager of 
road troupe down east, breesed Into town laat 
week ahead of the Harry Steppe burlesque 
show. Thla company brings to town a new 
prima donna In Virginia Wilson. 

John E. Kellerd wrote In from Indianapolis 
last week to A. Mllo Bennett, asking him to 
engage a woman for his Shakespearian com- 
pany. Kellerd reported business encouraging 
on the road. 



W. L. Cairns (Cairns Bros.), ill in a hos- 
pital In Decatur, 111., Is getting along as well 
sh could be excepted. Until his recovery the 
Calms brothers will postpone their road show 
activities. 

For the third time this year the Jimmy 
Hodges-Jean Tynes musical comedy company 
played Lexington, Ky., the first half of last 
week, going to Hamilton, O., the last half. 
The company Is putting In this week (entire) 
in Columbus, O. 

Joseph Kessler, the Jewish actor, playing 
the Empire last week with the Sarah Adler 
company, rehearsed a big vaudeville act 
which he plans to play over the Orpheum 
Circuit, according to report. It's a war aketch 
having nine parte. 



Albert PhlHlps, a local stock favorite, has 
married for the fourth time. His lstest bride 
is Janet Allyn. They were married In 8t. 
Louis a few days ago. At present they are 
living In Chicago, Phillips being "at liberty/* 

Helen Larkaye, In private life the wife of 
Harry Rlddlnga, manager Cohan'a Grand 
Opera House, has been prevailed upon by the 
Orpheum Circuit, to rehearse her former act, 



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SONG WANTED! 

The newspapers all over the country are talking 
about a song that is in the air, and yet no one seems 
to know much about it, except that wherever sung, 
it is a sensation. 

We like sensational songs — and we admit that the 
title of this song, 

"ARE YOU HALF THE MAN 
YOUR MOTHER THOUGHT YOU'D RE" 

appeals to us. 

We think we can put it over quick. 

We would like to get in touch immediately with 
the writer or writers of this song, whoever and 
wherever they may be. 

We don't care if they ever wrote a song before 
or not. 

We don't care if they are the best known song 
writers in the game, or if they are amateurs. 

They will get a run for their money and quick 
action, if they will get in touch with us at once. 

We admit it is unusual for a music publisher to 
advertise in this way, but this seems to us to be 
an unusual song and to require unusual methods. 

Tf the son** is half as good as the naners say it ts, 
we can no doubt put it over in a "jiffy." Here. Mr. 
Sonsr Writer, is your chance for glory and dollars. 
Grasp it! 

According to the papers, the words of the chorus 
are about as follows: 

"Hav^ you kept vour promise to her 

That yon made wh^n a* h*r knee? 
Can von trtilv sav yon're half the man to-day » 

That she alwnys thoneht vou'd be? 
Ts sh* proud to he vnir mother, 

Ts it joy or sorrow in h*r eyes yott see? 
Are you all she planned and prayed for. 
All shr raked and scraped and slaved for. 

Are you half the man your mother thought you'd he?" 



President 



, llMO. 

Executive Offices 
231-235 W. 40th Street New York City 



"Overtones," which she will offer here at the 
Majestic. 



Cholly Stutzman (who has adopted the 
stage name of Cholly for good Instead of hie 
right drat name) has received bis new act, 
"In Tall Grass Valley." which be debutted In 
at the Plasa Sunday. Tom Powell's handling 
the act 



the Chicago booking offices. The Frank E. 
Long stock is playing through Wisconsin, Jack 
Beasey's stock Is In Indiana and Prank Win- 
nlnger's Players are touring the northwest. 



"Adele," direction Walter Turner, baa 
changed Ita road route and Instead of playing 
the time In the west and northwest Isld out 
for the company, Jumps east following its 
Burlington, la., stand Feb. 4. It la booked 
for Toledo week Feb. 28. 



May Brown lost a wolf last week. The 
actress was considerably worried lest the ani- 
mal get killed or get mixed up with male 
"loop hounds," but a policeman captured the 
wolf Monday and carted him back to Miss 
Brown in a gunny aack. Miss Brown's an 
actress. 



"The Lure," "Hello, BUI," "The Little Lost 
Sister" and "Lavender and Old Lace" were 
leased lest week for stock use In both the 
Oliver Stock Co.'s, one at Muscatine and the 
other* at Topeka, Kan. The latter la being 
managed by Ed. Will lama. 

A trio of traveling stocks send In favorable 
reporta of business on their present tours to 



Rsy Monde, booked to sail Feb. 8 on the 
Sierra with the Ben J. Fuller acta out of 
San Francisco, was unsble to leave, wiring 
Roy D. Murpby here from Kansss City (Feb. 
3), that hla mother was seriously III In New 
York and that he waa leaving that night for 
her bedside. 



The electricity gave out at the Little the- 
atre during a performance last week of "The 
Charity That Began At Home." Until the 
Juice was turned on again Maurice Browne, 
who's associated In the theater management, 



BOWERS, WALTERS and CROOKER 

In "ROBINSON CRUSOE, JR." 
MESSRS. SHUBERT 



Invited the audlenoe to the tea roam adjoining 
the auditorium where In the glow of oaodio* 
llght luncheon waa served. 



Manager Schwa rts, of the Windsor, boo o 
letter from a Windsor patron named Strong 
who panned the life out of a cycling aot thai 
recently played the Windsor. The moo soya 
the act waa undeniably Indeosnt. The aot lo 
question baa been playing bereabouta for 
yeara and thla la the first complaint oyer reg- 
istered against It. 

Only one cancellation reported on the Mon- 
tana-Canadian route Feb. 5, the act not mak- 
ing conneotlona being the Galea Trio. Paul 
Ooudron remained at hla deak overtime Sat- 
urday night and landed General Plaaano as an 
able substitute. The General got away In time 
to make the Monday opening at Grand Forks, 
N. D. 

Eleven people were engaged via Bennett it 
Brers' drsmstlc exchange to take part In 
musical comedy productions at the Majestic, 
Birmingham, under W. B. Sutherland's direc- 
tion. They left Chicago Sunday. Mllo Ben- 
nett also shipped six people to Joseph M. 
Shepherd's stock at Cape Girardeau, Mo. 



Cecil King did not play Friar Lawrence 
during the entire week Phyllis Nellson-Torry 
enacted two scenes from "Romeo and Juliet 1 ' 
at the Palace. Eugene McOlllan waa specially 
engaged here and did highly efficient work 
In hla character. McOlllan at one time waa 
atage director of the old Buah Temple end 
College Theatre stocks. 



Aaron Jones, who's mixing politico with 
theatricals and so far apparently enjoying It, 
waa boat at a big party Feb. 4 at the Presi- 
dent theatre when the folks of the 81xth Ward, 
which A. J. wlahea to represent In the city 
council, assembled at 2 p. m and enjoyed a 
apeclal vaudeville and picture ahow. 

The Avenue ahow the laat half of laat week 
waa all awltched around In tbe running. The 
Davis Castle Trio were changed from third 
position to opening, the Clalrmont Brothers 
(revolving ladder), originally booked to open, 
placed In the closing spot while "The New 
Lesder." slated for the laat position, were 
plaoed In the middle of the bill. 

The father of Bennle (Kid) Troublea la try- 
ing bard to locate his son's whereabouta. 
Troubles, senior, once a clown wltb the big- 
gest of "white tops," Is In destitute clrcum- 
stsnees. He waa with Al. Rlngllng during the 
daya or '83. 

Since the Orpheum, Fort Madison, la., start- 
ed playing tabs and vaudeville the laat half 
of each week, offering pictures the first half, 
reports reach Booker Richard Hoffman that 
so far there's profit for the v. and t. form of 
entertainment. 



Ruth Stonehouae, whoee contract with Bs- 
sanay expired thla week, waa booked by Eddie 
Shayne (W.V.M.A.) aa a feature act for the 
Wilson Avsnue all next week. The Beeanay 
plant'a a block away from the Wilson A van us 
snd consequently Manager Mitch Lacalsl antic- 
ipates capacity business. 

"Making Good," tbs new Swedish play. 
which has Olive Martin, featured and alao In- 
cludes Doris Burr, Charles Slddons, B. M. 
Turner snd O. M. Williamson (engaged via 
Hsrry Sheldon) made Ita Chicago bow at the 
Victoria Sunday. Other weeka aasured are 
the Imperial, Chicago, and then St. Louis. It's 
the plsn of William Lynch Robert to route 
the show over the Stalr-Havlln circuit next 
season. 

"Seven Keys to Bsldpate." direction Row- 
land A Clifford, opened Sunday at the Crown 
and In turn will play the Victoria and Im- 
perial. The company Is headed by Helen 
Gleason, late leading woman of the Empress 
stock. Fort Wsyne. Others engsged are 
Fannie Matblas. Jack Pratt, George Salisbury 
Fred Monley and W. J. Baxter. The atage 
director Is Lon Howard. 



Plans have been drawn by Architect Thomas 
R. Bishop for a new theater, aeatlng 1.MO, to 
be built st East Garfield boulevard and Mich- 
igan avenue (Houtbeast corner), by Harrla, 
Kusel A Co. The property baa been leaaed for 
00 years from the Sidney A. Kent Eatate. The 
average rents! will be $4,747.47. It will bo a 
one-floor theatre snd an 18- apartment building, 
estimated cost being $173,000. 

An echo of the New Tsar's Eve "movie 
ball flivver" was heard In Judge Heap's court 
yesterday when the Judge discharged Benja- 
min n. arouse, chsrged with hsvlng mulcted 
two girls. Msrte Bslzarlne and Alll Huevlnen, 
who claimed they were "contract partners" 
In the affair and were entitled to their money 
being returned. Lack of evidence, said the 
Judge, freeing Groase. 



Tbe Orpheum, Clinton, returned to life Sun- 
day with a flve-act show booked by Dick 
Hoffman of the W. V. M. A. For the present 
Messrs. Kehoe A Lannlgsn. Clinton merebanta, 
who have tnken over the bouse, will have 
the hou«o management looked after by H. K. 
Mo«a. Mr. Lannlgsn was In Chtcsgo Monday 
nnd v1«ltcd the Association agents. 

Ctinrle* Strony, Fr«»nch director Chicago 
Orand Opera Co.. nabbod a« a Herman spy, 
supported of knowing something about the re- 
cent burning of the Parliament building In 
Ottawa la*t week, was later freed. Strony, 
upon returning to Chicago, Feb. B. stated that 
be would bring suit against the Canadian gov- 
ernment Btrony's a Belgian by Wrth. 



VARIETY 




8am Tball gave "This War Ladle*" bla 
personal attention at the Lincoln Sunday and 
reports the tab Is In much better state than 
some of the reports bad been submitted on the 
opening weeks. Some changes for the better 
have been made In the principals. One of the 
recent acquisitions Is a Mr. Baker. The tab 
returns to the Logan Square Feb. 20 (one 
day only). 

For sticking to their elevator motors and 
helping tbe pupils of the Barrett Shorthand 
and Typewriting School get safely out of the 
Majestic building during tbe recent fire, Frank 
Seyter and William were given $5 each by 
Charles R. Barrett. Mrs. Theresa Krall. 
Janltreas of tbe Majestic building, who proved 
herself a heroine by running one of the ele- 



Minstrels come and minstrels go— but— 

NOR1NE CARMAN'S MINSTRELS go on forever— (Now in 8th year) 






The Acme of 
Minstrelsy 



Headlining on the PANTAGES CIRCUIT 



vatora through smoke and water, was also re- 
warded with a five. 

McVlcker'a show up to Tuesday waa a Jum- 
bled-up affair, but once the acta were all In 
and tbe scenery aet tbe management waa 
enabled to arrange the running order of the 
show. Charles Olbbs and Oeorge Mamie Brown 
reported two hours late Monday, with Olbbs 
working tbe morning abow and the Browne 
showing at night. Captain Sorcho Anally got 
his stage apparatua aet up In time to work 
In the night shows. 

L. F. Allardt. James Wlngfleld and William 
Clifford are thanking Dame Fortune that they 
were born under lucky stars. During the 
storm last week the trio were riding In Clif- 
ford's machine when tbe same was steered 
Into a lamp post In Lincoln Park, owing to 



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the blinding snow, and in the smasbup the 
theatrical men were severely shaken up. Be- 
yond some black and blue marks tbe party la 
none tbe worse for its stirring experience. 

Fred Byers is In Oklahoma spending a fort- 
night with his "The Frame-Up" Co. He'a 
making a change in the company, Barry 
Townsley having given his notice. During his 
absence from tbe Bennet- Byers offices here, 
Mrs. A. Mllo Bennett has been helping her 
husband run theplace. Mrs. Bennett, by the 
way, la a oupTi "ej Donald Robertson and 
also studledaramatlcf under tbe Oeraon school 
Instructors. 



Unless present plans fail, the Aurora (Til.) 
Zouaves will play a full route In vaudeville, 



starting next September. The Zouaves, four- 
teen In number. Include Roy Hoi Ion, color ser- 
geant; Archie Murray. Harry Keeley, Carl 
Swanson. William Muachler, Lester Schler. 
Charles Pfrangle. Larry Lore, Warren and 
Louis Boyle. Fred Lohman, Frank Vaghy, 
Frank L. Sprague and CapU John M. Heck (In 
charge). Mr. Sprague, now in Chicago, la 
getting the vaudeville tour lined up. 

James Matthews said Monday the newly 
formed Chicago United Theatres Co., which 
has Matthews, A. B. Wbltbeck and Harry Farn- 
ham aa Its sponsors, would build two new 
theatres In Chicago and would play Pantagea 
vaudeville as aoon aa completed. Matthews 
said that ground would be broken for one 
bouse at 4<th street and Aahland and another 



Opened this week (Feb. 7) at the City Theatre and scored a Big Hit 



Little Caruso 



Feb. 10, 11, 12 and 13 at the Bedford, Brooklyn 



and 



Co. 



Presenting 

"A Night in Venice" 

THE CAST CONTAINS FIVE PEOPLE 

THREE MEN AND TWO WOMEN 

CARRYING SPECIAL SCENERY 

WITH ELECTRICAL EFFECTS 

A NOVELTY 



HERE AGAIN! YOU CANT HOLD US DOWN! 

STONE and MARION 



The world's famous 
blind pianist 



IN SONGS OF CLASS 



That clever 
character singer 



American Theatre, New York, NOW (Feb. 10-13) 

Take Notice. 



Direction, 

ABE FEINBERG 



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We take this opportunity to extend our heartfelt thanks to the profession in general and the 
professional singers of songs in particular for their many kind expressions of good will and 
good wishes since our recent amalgamation, and it gives us great pleasure to announce our cata- 
logue is rapidly forging to its proper position a t the extreme top of the current song market. 



Look Over This Lis 1 1 

Here we offer the greatest collection of HITS ever assembled under one roof, a combination of 
every conceivable style of song. You can comfortably fit the entire lot into a single repertoire, 
for there is not a confliction in the complete list. You will eventually have to consider us as an 
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and you will become an established patron at once. 



"IN THE GOLD 

FIELDS OF 

NEVADA" 

A quaint Western ballad 
with a sure fire melody and 
a lyric that lingers 







Is Ther* Still Room for Me 

'NEATH THATOLD 
APPLE TREE" 

The banner song of our list. 
It compels applause. It can 
feature the best singing act 
in vaudeville. Get it now! 



"AMERICA, 
I LOVE 
YOU" 

The greatest semi-ballad ever 
published. It has made many 
an act. It may help yours. 




"LONESOME 
MELODY" 

It stands without an equal 

anywhere. The kind of a 

song you just can't describe. 

Don't be without it. 




"MIDNIGHT CAKE 
WALK BALL" 






The rag that will live for 
years. It will add that essen- 
tial pep and life to your turn. 
Send for it! 



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MACK STARK, Central Mgr. 1570 BROADWAY MAURICE ABRAHAMS. Professional Mgr. 



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ONE OF THE BEST BIG SCENIC COMEDY ACTS 
EVEB SEEN IN BIG TIME VAUDEVILLE 



Pretty Girls 




22 MINUTES OF CLEAN, SOLID AMUSEMENT 

Original Dances 

DIRECTION 

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Clever Comedians 







"DREAMLAND" in its entirety was copyrighted (No. 17495) November, 1909. To those who have seen fit to imitate and appropriate certain 
parts of this act without my sanction, I hereby give final warning, that I have taken advantage of Variety's offer to protect original material and 
have deposited with it copies of this and other acts which I have been distinctly identified with for the past fifteen years, and I will prosecute to 
the extreme limit, whomsoever infringes upon my copyright or attempts an imitation of any of my material, and I will PUBLISH THEIR 
NAMES BRANDING THEM AS PIRATES. BOB MATTHEWS. 




at and Halsted at toon as the weather 

would permit. The houses will likely be named 
Paotsges. 

Mrs. Frederick Allen, whose husband died 
Jan. 24 while the Allen act, "She Had To Tell 
Him," was playing the Empress, St. Paul, 
has arranged to continue the act. Mr. Allen 
played with the act almost up to the very 
moment be became III with pneumonia and his 
body was cremated In deference to tbe wishes 
of the deceased actor. Allen once studied law 
and had been a trustee of Olivet College, 
Michigan. Mrs. Allen Is now In Chicago with 
her three-year-old daughter, Mary- Lee Kraus 
Is her agent. 

AUDITORIUM (Bernard Ulrlch, mgr.).— 
"Spring Fashion Show" opened Monday night 
by Mayor Thompaon. Good advance sale for 
Dlaghlleff's "Ballet Russee" opening Feb. 14. 

BLACKBTONB (Edwin Wappler. mgr.).— 
"The Ohio Lady" opened Monday night to big 
business. 



COHAN'S GRAND (Harry Ridings, mgr.).— 
"Young America" doing handsomely (4th 
week ) . 

CHICAGO (John Reed, mgr.). — "Ruggles of 
Red Gap" (Ralph Hers) had Its Chlcsgo pre- 
miere Monday night. Advance sale nothing 
to brag about. 

COLONIAL (Norman Field, mgr.).— 'The 
Dumb Girl or Portlcl" (Anna Pavlowa) film, 
drawing fairly. House adopts Triangle fea- 
ture policy the latter part of month. 

COLUMBIA (William Roche. mgr.).— 
"Twentieth Century Maids." 

CORT (U. J. Hermann, mgr.). — His Ma- 
jesty "Bunker Bean" attracting lively box- 
office business (14th week). 

CROWN (Edward Rowland, Jr., mgr.). — 
"Seven Keys to Baldpate." 

EN OLE WOOD (Louis Qulntman, mgr.).— 
"Girls of the Follies." 

FINE ARTS (J. Cuneo, mgr.).— Concerts. 

GARRICK (J. J. Garrlty, mgr.).— "Experi- 
ence" shows box-office strength 7th week. 



GAIETY (R. 
Gaiety Girls." 

HAYMARKET (Art H. 
"The Parisian Widows." 



C. Schonecker, mgr.). — "The 
Moeller, mgr.). — 



ILLINOIS (Augusta Pltou, mgr.).— "Chln- 
Chln" (Montgomery and Stone) selling out at 
each performance (2d week) 

IMPERIAL (William Spink, mgr.).— "A 
Pair of Sixes." 

LA SALLE (Harry Earl, mgr.). — Feature 
films with Paramount policy Installed Feb. 12. 

LITTLE (Elma Pease, mgr.).— "Utile The- 
stre Compsny. 

NATIONAL (J. T. Barrett, mgr. ) .—"Under 
Cover. 

OLYMPIC (George L. Warren, mgr.).— 
"Potash 4 Perlmutter" closing local engage- 
ment Saturday night. "So Long Betty," tbe 
new Oliver Moroaco play, opena Sunday night. 

POWERS' (Harry Powers, mgr.).— David 
Warfield In "Van der Dec ken" playing profit- 
able engagement (3d week). 

PRINCESS (Sam Gerson. mgr.).— "A Pair 
of Silk Stockings" doing very big (Sth week). 



STAR & GARTER (Charles Walters, mgr.). 
—"The Girl Trust." 

STRAND (Eugene Qulgley, mgr.).— Feature 
films. 

STUDEBAKER (Louis Jones, mgr.).— Tri- 
angle pictures. 

VICTORIA (John Bernero, mgr.).— "Making 
Good." 

ZIEGFELD (Alfred Hamburger, mgr.).— 
Feature photoplays. 

ACADEMY (Joseph Pilgrim, mgr.; agent. 
W. V. M. A.)— Business fairly good last Fri- 
day night In face of a heavy snowfall. As 
the papers had predicted a snow storm earlier 
in tbe day there was little aidewalk activity 
around the bouse. According to Joe Pilgrim, 
If you don't see 'em flitting to and fro on tbe 
walks they are not packing the popular-priced 
theatres In the neighborhood. The first audi- 
ence seemingly enjoyed the show judging from 
the applause It bestowed. The principal pic- 
ture waa the Harry Vokea film, "Beauty In 
Distress." Rowland and Laswell Sisters of- 
fered a dancing act that's built around tbe 
Texaa Tommy style of work, with the trio 



MISS FREEMONT BENTON and CO., in "Handkerchief No. 15" 



This Week (Feb. 7), Bushwick, Brooklyn. 



Assisted by RICHARD CARROLL 

Direction, 

Thomas Fitzpatrick 



Next Week (Feb. 14), Flatbu.h, Brooklyn 



^ only ALL EN'S "CHEYENNE MINSTRELS" 



and ORIGINAL 



IN 



"A COWBOY'S L-IF-E: AT TWILIGHT" 

Established 1906 and still the biggest and best of them alL This week (Feb. 7), Great Northern Hippodrome, Chicago. 
Booked solid, W. V. M. A. direction HARRY SPINGOLD 



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JEANE MOORE 

Vaudeville boasts of few singles 
whose record can approach that of 
Jeane Moore, one of the daintiest 
singers extant. 

Her repertoire is chosen exclusively 
from the Waterson, Berlin and Snyder 
catalogue and she is scoring one hit 
after another. 



HENDRICKS 
AND PADULA 

The phenome- 
nal ragtime pian- 
ists and singers 
de-luxe. Just 
completed a west- 
ern tour to the 
coast singing only 
Waterson, Ber- 
lin and Snyder 
melodies. 




KEELEY 

BROS. AND 

CO. 

In one of 
vaudeville's real 
absurdities, enti- 
tled "Fun in a 
Sporting Goods' 
Store" in which 
they offer sing- 
ing, dancing and 
bag punching. 
Their songs are 
carefully select- 
ed from the 
Waterson, Berlin 
and Snyder cata- 
logue. 




SPENCER AND KLAISS 

One of vaudeville's favorite duos, 
always in demand and continually 
working. 

Their offering is comprised solely of 
Waterson, Berlin and Snyder hits. 




THOS. POTTER DUNNE 

Who waited six long years for the 
right ballad and finally accepted "My 
Mother's Rosary" for his repertoire. 

One of vaudeville's greatest attrac- 
tions and a singer who recognizes 
worthy material. 




THREE WHALENS 

The tyo who made Bridgeport, Conn., 
famous". 

Scoring their biggest hit with a rou- 
tine of Waterson, Berlin and Snyder 
song gems. 



THE WONDER SONG OF THE 



Single and double versions ^nd 
both given out with guarantees 

WATERSON, BERLIN & SNYDER 



Strand Theatre Building 



New York 




BR1NKMAN AND TATUM 

Pleasing everywhere with a reper- 
toire selected solely from the cata- 
logue of Waterson, Berlin and Snyder. 
A team possessing genuine ability in 
both business and professional meas- 
ures. 




LCTTIE AND BILLY MOORE 

A sure fire success with their at- 
tractive little offering in which they 
feature several hits from the Water- 
son, Berlin and Snyder firm. 




WOODS AND STEWART 

A clever duo of entertainers whose 
combined ability and attractiveness 
makes them a desirable vaudeville card. 
Now scoring the greatest success of 
their career. 



MARTY 

SEMON 

One of the es- 

tab 1 i s h e d fea- 
tures with "The 
Social Maids" 
whose rendition 
of "My Mother's 
Rosary" generally 
calls for several 
encores at every 
performance. 






ADAMS, BEVERLY AND WEST 

Whose pronounced success at the 
Great Northern Cafe in Chicago se- 
cured them a season's routing in the 
west. 




MYRTLE AND PAULI 



A charming team carrying all the es- 
sentials of a stellar vaudeville attrac- 
tion, particularly a personality that 
overcomes the most skeptical audience. 
A hit everywhere. 



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SHOWS 



STOPPING 






STOPPING 

BEEMAN 

^MARYLAN D THEATRE, BALTIMORE 

OPENING INTERMISSION 

AND ST OPPING EVER Y SHOW 

One of the Fastest Acts in Vaudeville 



Dir. Pete Mack 



Next Week (Feb. 14), Orpheum, Brooklyn 




NOLA'S EDUCATED DOGS 

The Animal Act Supreme. Just finished W. S. V. A. 

Coming East Agent, MARIE JAMES 



This Wssk (Feb. 
7) Alaambra, New 
York. 



Theatre for Rent-Rewark,iu. 

1500 seats; fully equipped; best theatrical proposition in the country. Address 
(by letter only) E. M. HART, Room 304, 1400 Broadway, New York. 



ferent shows, her best work probably being In 
"Everywoman." Miss Hall does not tear up 
any of the stage planks in her dramatic mo- 
ments. Neither does she rave nor rant. She 
speaks plainly and distinctly and makes an 
effective, gripping character of the woman who 
planned a clever coup to And out if her 
husband really loved her. Miss Nelson is 
good to look upon and in "Deml-Tasse" she 
has a vaudeville vehicle that should serve 
her well. A dramatic act to be sure, but 
one that has the women sitting tight in their 
seats and the men squirming. Following Cook 
and Lorenz's comedy hit appeared Mazie King 
in a dancing turn that pleased immensely 
Miss King was capably assisted by Ted Doner 
Miss King has improved her style and in her 
new offering shows progressiveness and a wil- 
lingness to do the right thing by vaudeville. 

Mark. 



doing some pretty lively stepping at the fin- 
Ish, one of the girls doing acrobatic Btuff with 
the red-haired young man that was well re- 
ceived. Ah a comedy bit the r. h. y. m. has a 
trick coat, the sleeves and pants-tails being 
pulled loose during the closing period. The 
girls also doff their wigs showing black hair 
beneath the phoney head coverings. Act best 
suited for the split week houses. Lillian 
Sieger combined her cornet playing and vocal 
selections to big applause returns. Miss Sie- 
ger looked well in her pink outfit and must be 
commended for having such clean arms and 
hands as some of the musical women seen of 
late appeared to be wearing gloves when In 
reality they were covered only by dirt. Miss 
Sieger entertained Immensely. Dixon, Bowers 
nnd Dixon got away slowly but rounded into 
favor with their "hoke" music and tight wire 
wulklng by Anna Burt. Act shews close to the 
old, old days of vaudeville. Thornton and 
Corlew sang entertainingly. Act made Im- 
pression on Its appearance and songs struck 
a happy medium. Some of the talk went ex- 
ceptionally well when one recalls how some of 
the "smart patter" generally goes over their 
heads at this house. The American Florence 
troupe closed the show and pleased with a di- 
verting routine of ground acrobatics and 
shoulder-to-shoulder somersaulting and twist- 
ing In midair. Act dressed better than the 
avernge and outfits looked clean. 

AMERICAN (B. Louis Ooldberg, mgr. ; agent, 
W. V. M. A.) —Good show last half. Business 
off owing to Inclement weather. It seemed a 
pity the snow scared 'em away Friday night. 
The American is one of the prettiest pop 
vaudeville houses In this section and has a 
lobby somewhat similar to that of the Strand 
In New York with floral decorations. The Six 
Castrllllons opened with nifty acrobntlc 
tricks and have several feats cleverly executed. 
Four men. a boy and a woman form this 
troupe which carries a pleasing stare drop 
representing an Olympian game amphitheatre. 



The acrobats were dressed In neat and nice 
fitting orange-colored outfits which appeared 
to be dirty In spots. One of the men needed 
a hair trim while another could have curled 
his moustache without doing his face any 
damage. Act pleased. Willing and Jordon 
were a hit. They rely mostly on songs with 
the woman showing pep and comedy byplay at 
times that hit 'em a twister. The woman is 
there with the enunciation and the team har- 
monizes splendidly. Barring a sameness of 
numbers the art more than took care of its 
spot on the bill. B. D. Borg offered "The 
Co- Eds" and It was very well received. One 
of the principal men has a sweet, pleasing 
voice and uses it advantageously. This boy 
also dances. There's a fat boy comedian who 
ad libs at will and in a monolog worked In 
some timely gags. He is funny although In- 
clined to overdue. The girls make some pleas- 
ing changes and show some stepping evolu- 
tions that bespeak of bard work In rehearsals. 
Act will meet big approval hereabouts. Blx- 
ley and Lerner scored their usual hit. Au- 
dience Just ripe for Blxley's style of funmak- 
Ing. Paul Klelst closed the show and held at- 
tention until finish. 
MAJESTIC (Fred Bberts, mgr.; agent, Or- 

Rheum). — It's not the best show the Majestic 
as ever had, nor the worst. One could pick 
it apart and say It didn't show a perfect bal- 
ance all the way and another could say It 
was too quiet for vaudeville, while still a 
third might opine It was only reasonably en- 
tertaining. The Monday afternoon crowd ap- 
peared to get a lot of satisfaction out of it. 
It was not a sell out Monday, but business was 
splendid despite the fact that the legitimate 
profession was called upon to furnish most of 
the show. From the legits were Henry E. 
Dlxey on "No. ft," Laura Nelson Hall and Co.. 
"No. 7." and Grace Dunbar Nile heading tLe 
"Petticoats" sketch, In the third position. 
And there was also Amelia Stone and Armand 
Kallsz. of the defunct "Two Is Company" 



show, and Cook and Lorenz, who have figured 
In Broadway musical productions. Stone and 
Kalisz were "No. 5," while Cook and Lorenz 
held down the next to closing position. Chalk- 
ing up about the biggest hit Monday after- 
noon was Carl McCullough, who appeared in 
the fourth spot. The young man was In fine 
fettle, sang in excellent voice and his imita- 
tions were especially well received. McCul- 
lough's a natural entertainer, having the per- 
sonality, voice and immaculate stage appear- 
ance that count. Opening the show in a 
pleasing manner was Roy Harrah and band 
of skaters. Edward Miller and Helene Vin- 
cent found favor, the voices of the pair bring- 
ing them substantial applause returns. "Pet- 
ticoats" is a mixture of farce, comedy and 
mock heroics, the blending as far as the 
Majestic folks Monday were concerned was 
all to the laughter. This little skit runs the 
gamut of vaudeville Imagination, yet has a 
touch of the philippic, with the young doctor 
in pajama attitude at the unshaded windows 
of the young lady's boudoir and showing her 
to what vehement lengths a man will go In 
order to make a girl love him. Miss Nile 
is one of those lisping, rather soft-toned stage 
workers who grows upon one as the little 
absurdity unfolds itself a la Psriaienne. The 
acting as a whole could be Improved upon, 
but nevertheless the present outfit as a whole 
seemed sufficiently capable to make them like 
It Monday afternoon. After McCullough ap- 
peared the Stone and Kallsz combination, 
who made their best impression with the vocal 
demonstration. There are too many dancing 
acts In vaudeville nowadays begging for time 
that can circle the 8-K team forty ways. But 
on the voice show, Miss Stone snd Mr. Kallsz 
s re right at the top. Dlxey was the same old 
Dlxey, suave, polished of stage manner, and 
there with the old Bnsllsh and the bsg of 
stage tricks deftly and gracefully revealed. 
Miss Hall appeared In "Deml-Tasse." Miss 
Hall is no stage novice. She hss been In dlf- 



McVICKBR'S (J. O. Burch, mgr.; agent. 
Loew). — Beats the band how they Jam the in 
In at McVIcker's and the Indications Mon- 
day at 2 p. m. pointed to another banner week, 
with the management declaring that the pre- 
vious week's receipts were the biggest since 
Jones-Linlck A Schaefer Inaugurated pop vau- 
deville In this old legitimate house. Nellye de 
Onsonne (Nell of the Cabaret), the Spanish 
singer, who won the heart and hand of the 
millionaire's son (Herbert Updike) with her 
quiet stage ways and sweet-toned voice. Is the 
big draw, this being her second week. When 
Frank Q. Doyle first booked Nellye for Mc- 
VIcker's she was considered nothing more than 
a "freak act" through the notoriety and first- 
page publicity she received In the Updike mur- 
der plot story. But Nellye not only proved a 
big box office attraction, but she fooled them 
with her voice. Sans the make-up expected 
of one long accustomed to late cabaret work 
on the west side of Chicago, and working de- 
murely and holding the devilish-carefree man- 
ner of cabaret workers under perfect control. 
Miss de Onsonne captured McVIcker's again 
Monday. Her program varies little from the 
first week, although she has added "I'm Simply 
Crazy Over You." but retaining "Don't 
Bite the Hand That's Feeding You" and 
"M-O-T-H-E-R" for her closing numbers. 
When the little dark-haired, wh I te-f rocked 
woman closes her McVIcker's engagement she 
will be able to play any of Doyle's prospec- 
tive bookings snd get away with them with- 
out a bit of trouble. Cabaret Nellye appeared 
at 12:13 o'clock and worked 12 minutes. The 
Follls Sisters and Lerroy opened the show as 
the audience was noisily filing In for the 
morning session. They made the best Im- 
pression with their dancing. Ford and Truly 
were next carded, but a change was made and 
Cabaret Nellye appeared. Ford and Truly fol- 
lowed. This act comprises a man and dog. 
the man singing fairly well and the dog being 
a wonderfuHv trained acrobatic eanlne worker. 
After the Sellg-Trlbune Weekly Charles Gibs 
offered Imitations of birds and beasts and 
ended with some well received instrumental 



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THE MOST ARTISTIC AND ORIGINAL CREATION OF THE SEASON 

FANTASIESoftheDANCE in GREYandPINK 



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MANAGERS; NOTICE 



THIS ACT WAS ORIGINATED, DESIGNED AND PRODUCED BY US EXCLUSIVELY, BUT STRANGE TO SAY ARTISTS HAVING 
BEEN ON THE SAME BILL OR REVIEWED THE ACT HAVE SINCE APPEARED WITH GREY DRAPERIES OR DESIGNS SIMILAR 
TO OURS, CLAIMING ORIGINALITY. WE APPRECIATE THE COMPLIMENT BUT THIS IS MATERIAL MEANT FOR OUR PER- 
SONAL USE ONLY. NEW IDEAS FOR NEXT SEASON. 



FEB. 7-HIPPODROME. CLEVELAND 
FEB. 14— ORPHEUM, BROOKLYN 
FEB. Zl-ALHAMBRA, NEW YORK 



PERSONAL, DIRECTION 



FEB. 2*-KEITH'S PROVIDENCE 



MAR. s-PROSPECT, BROOKLYN 
MAR. 13-BUSHWICK, BROOKLYN 
MAR. Zt-KEITH'S. BOSTON 



imitations with bis voice. Gibs is no young- 
ster, but is not too old to acquire more show- 
manship than he displayed Monuay. His act 
has long lost Its novelty, but there's suffi- 
cient entertainment in the divers ways he 
works to make split time keep him working 
for many, many weeks. Harry English and 
Company, Including a man and a young 
woman, offered William Anthony McGuire's 
newest vaudeville offering, "The Evil Hour." 
There's a chance for this hitting the big time 
maybe, but it will have to have some altera- 
tions and a different cast. The act deals 
with the devil in human form acting as a 
butler and servant to the rich gink who leads 
his latest feminine conquest of girlish face and 
virgin figure into his net. The dialog Is of 



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CHARLES DIAMOND 

The Greatest Harp Soloist in the WORLD, 

Engaged at NATE FENTON'S. BUFFALO, FOR TWO WEEKS 
RE-ENCAGED IFOR THE THIRD WEEK After the First Show 

FIRST OPEN DATE IS FEBRUARY 2STH 
Permanent Address, 2S3 Mott St., New York City, N. Y. 
MANAGER FENTON, of the PEKIN, saysi "IT IS ONE OF THE BIGGEST HITS I EVER 
PLAYED." 



an interesting sort, although so far-fetched 
and improbable that the Imagination must 
stretch considerably. Some of the speeches 
the devil makes are "two dollar" stuff and 
some of it sounds much more logical than 
some of the cabaret editorials appearing In 
the Chicago papers. Viola DuVal fooled them. 
She sang operatic selections in good voice 
and then sang some of the topical type of 
songs just to show her versatility. Miss Du- 
Val isn't sure-fire on her low tones, but she 
hits tho top notes with enough volume and 
power to equip some of the other singers 
needing such vocal requisites. Williams and 
Rich, doing a sort of Conroy and LeMalre act 
in burntcork, and doing some of the latter's 
style of routine though not "copying" in the 
sense that some might infer from this com- 
parison. Williams and Rich were applauded 
for their work and their comedy came in op- 
portunely on a bill that was not maintaining 
any kind of a balance since opening. Captain 
Louis Sorche didn't show at the morning per- 



formance, being unable to get his stage appa- 
ratus set up until later in the day. A Tri- 
angle picture, with Weber A Fields as the 
stars, was shown following the blackface turn. 

The program was also augmented later by 
the arrival of George and Mamie Brown, who 
were two hours late in reaching Chicago from 
Oshkosh. Captain Sorcho passed up the two 
day shows, but appeared at the night perform- 
ances. 

PALACE (Harry Singer, mgr. ; agent, Or- 
pheum). — The Palace show when laid out by 
the bookers may have looked like a great show 
on paper but in the running Monday night 
was off form. And there was a reason. In 
the first place the bill was saturated with 
"single women" and again there was entirely 
too much toe dancing. Women ran rampant 
and consequently the bill yawned for comedy. 
What funmaking was revealed was snapped up 
by that audience like a hungry bsss goes for 
a live minnow. There wasn't enough comedy 
by a Ions: shot, but what can you expect of a 




REVUES AND ACTS THAT WE HAVE DRESSED 

Beaux Arts. Atlantic City; Garden Restaurant Revue. New York 
City; Nankin Garden, Newark, N. J.; Paul Durand Acts; Fanny Van; 
Golden and Keating; Lubowska; Nana; Rector's; Lady Sen Mai and 
Helen Davis. 

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bill that was topheavy with singing and danc- 
ing women? Carolina White headlined. She was 
granted the topnotch line by reason of her 
having been the prima donna with the Chicago 
Qrand Opera Company. Miss White can sing. 
She has a high register and swings into her 
top notes without much effort, but there seem- 
ed to be something amiss Monday night. Her 
voice sounded sharp and thrill and there was 
not the musical tones that one expects of an 
opera singer of Miss White's calibre. It may 
have been an off night for the operatic night- 
ingale, but several times It was noticeable 
that she was off key, especially so in the 
"Mother Macree" number at the close. It 
may also be possible that the pianist made no 
effort to cover up, but we dare say Miss White 
breathed easier when her turn was finished. 
Miss White was applauded when she appeared 
but, strange to say, there wasn't a single bit 
ot applause when Marie Nordstrom (Mrs. 
Henry E. Dlxey) appeared as "No. 4," al- 
though the program had her for the "No. "•" 
position. Miss Nordstrom went qultely to 
work and in a modest, unassuming manner 
won her audience completely. So cleverly and 
effectively did she put over her vaudeville tid- 
bits that she garnered more applause than any 
of the other single women on the bill. This 
also taken In the headllner, Miss White. The 
other "single" feminine entertainer was Mig- 
nonette Kokln, of plumplsh proportions who 
talks a little, danced a little on the impres- 
sionistic order and then topped It off with a 
toe dance as she said Pavlowa might do It. 
Miss Kokln takes a lot for granted on her 
style of vaudevllilng but they appeared to like 
her work, and little else matters when the 
time comes to receive the pay envelope. She 
offered an Imitation of Sarah Bernhardt, or 
rather an "impression" of the famous actress, 
singing "Get Ou\ and Get Under" in French. 
She also offered a combined dancing "Impres- 
sion" of Eddie Foy, George M. Cohan and 
Fred Stone. These would be hard to "get" 
were It not for the fart that one of them Is 
still dancing for a living. Lulu Coates and 
Her Crackerjacks (picks) opened. Miss 
Coates may never win any prizes with her 
voice or dancing but she carries a trio of 
hard-working, fast-dancing, acrobatic negro 
boys that should keep the act busy for some 
time to come. "Dlnkelsplel's Christmas," with 
Bernard Relnhold, has been seen here re- 
peatedly but the war muddle abroad makes 
the Oerman-Freneh phase of the act more 
appreclatrd. Act rathrr worn but still good 
for the results. Following Miss Nordstrom's 
unqualified hit and Miss White's vocal jabs, 
appeared Ball and West. Unquestionably a 
comedy hit. Spot a soft one and they made 



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Been hereabouts. "The Bachelor Dinner," a 
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went well. Billy McDermott liked In the clos- 
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proved as big a hit as ever. Brandon Hurst 
and Co. did not appear. 

KMPRESS.— "The Ruling Passion." a Wil- 
liam Fox feature, good film entertainment 
"The Enchanted Forest," heading the vaude- 
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Tom and Stasia Moore, liked. Frank Shields, 
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E. Holland and Co. in "Twlxt Matinee and 
Night," very ordinary. Hearn and Rutter, 
very good. Freehand Brothers, liked. St. 
Clair Trio, passable. Two clever little glrlB 
In songs and dances also appeared. 

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mals, this week's Pantages bill frames up satis- 
factorily The big animal turn closing the 
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Roberts, Stuart and Roberts, went well. Lew- 
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WERE PRONOUNCED BY AGENTS, MANAGERS AND PUBLIC 

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AT THE COLUMBIA THEATRE, NEW YORK, SUNDAY NIGHT (Feb. •) 



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Booked Solid Orpheum Circuit 



UNTIL JULY 12 



SUGGESTS 



Frank Evans quau! y 

=— — — VAUDEVILLE 

Tog£an ..d Geneva 

In a brainy display of athletic achievement which 
only youth and ability can accomplish. A new 
way to work on a wire. 

Portland, Me.— Keith's 

"Poat-T«l«g rmph" say SI 

"Togan and Geneva presented the classiest wire act ever seen in Portland. Their steps 
on the nigh wire are difficult and Joe Tagan's backward somersault on the wire proved a 
sensational finish." 

Boston — Keith's 

Boston "American" says— 

"Togan and Geneva win heavy applause on a high wire with daring mid-air dancing." 

Pittsburgh — Davis 

Pittsburgh "Press" says— 

"Togan and Geneva presented a terpsichorean revel on a wire that is a wonder." 

VARIETY says— 

"Togan and Geneva, two young people, a boy and girl, do a neat wire turn, the boy 
clinching the act at the finish by a fast somersault on the thread, much faster and more 
•wiftly backward than is usually accomplished, most wire walkers taking the turn high to 
come down straight. The boy dances on the wire and is thoroughly at home there. There 
is personality to the couple. They talk and kid a little while working."— Simc. 



Feb. 7— Bushwick. Brooklyn 

Fab. 14— Colonial, New York 

Fab. 21— Alhambra, New York 

Feb. 28 — Orpheum, Brooklyn 

Mar. •—Keith's, Philadelphia 
Mar. IS— Alleghany. Philadelphia 
Mar. 2a— Keith's, Columbus 
Mar. 27-Shea's, Buffalo 



Apr. y— Shea's, Toronto 
Apr. It— Majestic, Milwaukee 
Apr. 17 — Palace, Chicago 
Apr. 24 — Empress, Grand Rapid. 

May 1-Keith's, Toledo 
May 8— Keith's, Indianapolis 
May IS — Hippodrome, Cleveland 
May 22— Temple, Detroit 
May 2f— Grand, Philadelphia 



CORT (Homer F. Curran, mgr.). — La 8cala 
Grand Opera Co. In repertoire (2nd week). 

COLUMBIA (Oottlob, Marx and Co., mgra.). 

'Motherhood'' (lat week). 

ALCAZAR (Belaaco At Mayer, mgra.).— 
Stock. Lytell-Vaughan Company (28th week). 

SAVOY (Homer F. Curran, mgr.).— Dark. 

WIGWAM (J oa. F. Bauer, mgr.).— Del. 8. 
I>uwerence Dramatic Players. 

PRINCESS (Bert Levey, leasee * mgr.; 
agent, Levey). — Vaudeville. 

WIGWAM (Wm. Ely. mgr.; agent. W.8. 
V. A). -Vaudeville. 

The Republic is breaking Its picture policy 
to play vaudeville on Sundays. 



Mme. Melba, the Australian songstress, baa 
lu'rn giving a few concerta hereabouts. 



While playing Oakland last week, the "Twin 
Bi-ds" company gave a matinee, the proceeds 
or which wen*, to the JewUh war sufferers' 
relief fund. 



On Feb. 1 the Oakland Museum of Fine and 
Applied Arts, which occupies a portion of the 
Municipal-Auditorium, wuh thrown open to the 
public. 



All the foreign Exposition exhibits, which 
were allowed to come here duty free, must be 
out of port by Feb. 1<"> or, ho the custom offl- 
cialH nay, the owners will be charged the regu- 
lar duty. 

The second meeting of the newly-organlied 
Hranch No. 12 of the White Rata Actors' 
I'nlon and Associated Actresses of America 
took place In Assembly Hall Thursday night, 
Feb. 3. 



LEW COOPER 



BLACK FACE 



Dora Morris, actress, recently swore out a 
warrant for the arrest of one J. W. A. Han- 
Hen, whom ahe accuses of having stolen Jew- 
elry belonging to her, valued at $5,000, which 
she kept In a Bank of Italy safe deposit vault. 



The Pollard Opera Company Is going East 
ufter having playrd 28 weeks In the State of 
California during the present winter. Of 
rourse, the organization had to play return 
rlates and one and two night stands to reach 
such a total. 



A local attorney Is making every effort to 
Induce George Bernard Shaw, the noted Lon- 
don author and playwright, to make a lecture 
tour of America. In a recent letter Mr. Shaw 
did not agree to come nor did he exactly re- 
fuse, but rather left the matter In abeyance 
until some future date when he could see his 
way clear to make a definite decision. 



When the La Scala Opera Co. failed to ar- 
rive here In time to open on Sunday night, 
Jau. HO, per schedule, it was not known that 
Alice Nielson, who had been announced as the 
prima donna for the opening, was storm bound 
Just outside of Los Angeles. On Monday 
evening the company opened, but Mme. Zottl 
was substituted for Miss Nielson. who did not 
arrive until the following Tuesday. 



a local producer, but of late located In Los 
Angeles, where he is directing the produc- 
tions at the Century theatre, has made 
the defendant in a suit instigated by Leab 
Alexander, until recently of this city Mis* 
Alexander, who obtained considerable notoriety 
around here two years ago, when acquitted for 
having killed a man, alleged at the bearing 
that one Dick Lucas held her back on the Cen- 
tury stage while Alphln punched her until he 
dislodged some teeth and blacked one eye. 
Furthermore, the woman alleges that Alpbia 
did this be.-ause she resented his advances. 
Both men pleaded not guilty and the case 1b 
to be retried because of a technical error lit 
the complaint. 

It looks as though the de Pasqualla plan of 
pageant grand opera at prices from 10 to 7.*> 
eta. will become a reality. At any rate, the 
committee of supervisors appointed to con- 
sider his plana to put "pop" price opera in the 
Exposition Auditorium voted In favor of the 
project on Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 1, and de- 
spite the protest of the Theatrical Managers' 
Association, recommended that the Board of 
Supervisors give de Pasqualla a lease on the 
building at a $100 nightly rent for the month* 
•f May, June and July. The city will have to 
spend about J0.O00 before the Exposition Audi- 
torium will bo in shape to house the proposed 
entertainment. Just what attitude the Man- 
agers' Association will take is problematical, 
but It's safe to assume that the Association 
will continue to fight the project. 



Adolph Ramish, who Is Interested In the Loa 
Angeles Hip, was a visitor here last week. 
Mr. Rnmlsh's presence here and his many con- 
ferences with Messrs. Ackerman and Harris 
was Interpreted by many as being the fore- 
runner of n new deal, but no announcements 
were made. 



The Oakland City Council voted on Feb. 3 
In favor of leasing a portion of the Oakland 
Auditorium to John Cook and associates who 
propose Installing Ice skating In the big arena. 
The promoters will pay a rental of $750 per 
month and will have the use of tat arena for 
skating from November to March during each 
of the next six years. 



"Foghorn" Murphy, who during the summer 
wears a baseball uniform and rides about town 
on a horse announcing the baseball games, 
has become a soldier of fortune. Since the 
war film craze the lusty-lunged crier has 
worn about all the uniforms representing the 
warring European nations and Instead of an- 
nouncing baseball from the back of his trusty 
steed be plugs the war film that secures his 
services. 



Another rumor coming from a southerly 
direction had it that Charles Alphln, formerly 



BOSTON. 

Br LBN LIBBBY. 

KEITH'S (Robert G. Larsan, mgr.; agent. 
V. B. O.).— Creasy and Dayne, using "One 
Night Only" top a snappy bill. The Mc- 
Intyres In their sharpshooting act opened with 
an Ideal act, followed tyy Maurice Burkhart in 
a novel turn which has verse that might be 
Improved as to meter without injuring the 
comedy. Jack Wyatt'a Scotch Lads and Las- 
sies went well, and Clara Morton proved a 
Peal surprise. Harry Tlghe and Sylvia Jason 
offered their unique act, followed by Oliver and 
Olp In their morality sketch, "Discontent." 
Sam and Kitty Morton continue to Improve 
with age and Tyrrell and Holt close with 
basket ball on bicycles, getting quite a walk 
out. 

BOSTON (C. E. Winston, mgr.).— Policy of 
house shifted from straight pictures to pop 



EDDIE DOWLING 



Vaudeville's youngest emo- 
tional star 

New Act in Preparation 



VARIETY 




Marcus 



Thanks to Mr. JOE SCHENCK 





Aided by a Feature Billing, Broke the House Record 
for a Sunday Performance at the Star and Gaiety 
Theatres, Brooklyn, Last Sunday (Feb. 6). 

SISTO hat been doing this for tome time past and will continue at long 
at new topics of notoriety appear in the newspapers. 

Sisto's Material is Original, Clean and Up to 
Date, and is also Inoffensive 



vaudeville and pictures Monday at a 25 cent 
top. Bhould put the "Big T Co." back on 
Its feet, although the public did not respond 
as was hoped. 

HIPPODROME (agent, U. B. 0.).— Boxing 
and wrestling weekly. 

BOWDOIN (Al Somerbee, mgr. ; agent, 
Loew). — Pop vaudeville with freak acts ana 
white slave pictures featured by heavy adver- 
tising. Big gross and fair net. 

ORPHEUM (V. J. Morris, mgr.; agent, 
Loew). — New house, seating 3,400, doing ca- 

fiacity and hurting territory for three blocks 
d every direction. Sylvester Schaeffer fea- 
tured this week. His last sppearance here 
was as a heavily advertised Keith headllner. 

ST. JAMES (Joseph Breanan, mgr.; agent, 
Loew). — Pop vaudeville. Excellent 

GLOBE (Frank Meagher, mgr.; agent, 
Loew). — Pop vaudeville. Oood. 

BIJOU (Harry Gustln, mgr.; agent, U. B. 
O.). — Pop vaudeville. Excellent. 

GORDON'S OLYMPIA (J. E. Comerford. 
mgr.). — Pop vaudeville. Good. 

SCOLLAY OLYMPIA (A. H. Mailey, mgr.). 
— Pop vaudeville. Good. 

PARK (Thomas D. Sorolre, mgr.). — Pic- 
tures. 

SHUBERT (E. D. Smith, mgr.).— Last week 
of E. H. Sothern In "The Two Virtues." "The 
Passing Show of 1915" underlined for next 

MAJESTIC (E. D. Smith, mgr.).— Stella 
Mayhew in "A Mix-Up" opened Monday night. 
Fair. William Hodge in "Fixing Sister" un- 
derlined for Monday night. 

WILBUR (E. D. Smith, mgr.).— "It Pays to 
Advertise" going big and apparently In for 
run. 

BOSTON OPERA HOUSE (E. D. Smith, 
mgr.). — The Russian Ballet has scored big 
here, despite Pavlowa's financial bloomer here 
In combined opera and ballet earlier In the 
season. 

HOLLIS STREET (Charles J. Rich, mgr.). 
— Henry Miller in the new production of 
"Daddy Long Legs" opened Monday matinee 
with a benefit for a local charity. Old pro- 
duction was burned out In Tremont theatre 
fire two weeks ago. Resumed run should be 
good for another month. 

COLONIAL (Charles J. Rich, mgr.).— Mlzt\ 
Ha J os In "Pom Pom" has had her booking 
continued here with an indefinite postpone- 
ment of "Madame Tra-La-La." 

TREMONT (John B. Scboeffel, mgr.). — 
House partially destroyed by fire. Rebuilding 
has started already. 

PLYMOUTH (Fred Wright, mgr.).— "The 
Eternal Magdalene" with Julia Arthur hold- 
ing up well on Indefinite engagement. 

PARK SQUARE (Fred Wright, mgr.).— 
Rolling Stones" opened Monday night. Good. 

CASTLE SQUARE (John Craig, mgr.).— 
Stock. Premiere of annual Harvard prize play 
Monday afternoon. 

GRAND (George Magee, mgr.). — Pop vau- 
deville. 

HOWARD (George E. Lotbrop, mgr.). — 
"Beauty. Youth and Folly." 

CASINO (Charles Waldron, mgr.).— "The 
Kissing Girls." 

GAYETY (George Batcheldcr, mgr.).— "The 
Gay New Yorker." 



Charles J. Winston will sever his connec- 
tions with the Boston at the end of this week, 
after inaugurating a vaudeville policy to 
bolster up the pictures. 



BULLETIN 11 (Chicago) 

"I LOVE YOU 
THAT'S ONE THING I KNOW" 

This last one makes it TRIPLETS in one year. A different style from "ADAIR" and 
"DREAM GIRL,** but just as POSITIVE a hit. Chicago performers flocked to It like 
depositors to a defunct bank. "YOU CAN BE PROUD of this one, Wolfe," 1 hoard on 
all sides, "If • another 'HE'S MY PAL,' " etc., etc. 
Think I'll stay in "Chi" a few more days. 

Sincerely yours, 



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(A few stops from the Palace Theatre Building.) 



A. Washington Pezet, diplomat, author and 
former manager of the Toy theatre here, was 
refused a marriage license to wed Helen Leg- 
horn of Brooklina, Mass., Tuesday. Pezevs 
fsther Is the Peruvian ambassador to Wash- 
ington. 

The Sbawmut theatre in Rozbury opened 
Monday night with the Ben Craig Players, who 
will play split weeks In stock, opening with 
"The Yellow Ticket." Cast will Include Doris 
Olsen, Frederick Ormonde, Augusta QUI, Car- 



ney Christie, Frederick Murray, Florence 
Chapman and Jennie Ellison. 



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HAWAII (J. C. Cohan, Jr., mgr.).— Films 
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YE LIBERTY (J. C. Pedrlck. mgr.).- 
mount Film Service, Elsie Janls In "Nearly a 
Lady." 

ROYAL HAWAIIAN OPERA HOU8B (W. 
O. Adams, mgr.).— The Do Foloo Orand Opera 
Co., first week. Business bad. 

NATIONAL (R. W. Hughes, mgr.).— Vaude- 
ville direct from Australia. The Musicals 
Coolmans and Harry Winter. Feature aims, 
"The District Attorney" and "Now Adven- 
turea of Wellington!." 

The opening week of the Do Foloo (Trend 
Opera Company has been a very bad one 
financially, owing to the weather. The com- 
pany itself la well worth being patronised by 
the music loving publlo of Honolulu, and It In 
up to the Islands to make good their boast of 
wsntlng first olaas productions here with the 
prospect of making their expensee. 

The Popular theatre has gone o«t of business ; 
the New National takes Its place, and opens 
with vaudeville and pioturee. Too house Is to 
be managed by Mr. R. W. Hughes, and will 
bo run as a vaudeville and picture hi 



All the houses controlled by the Honolulu 
Consolidated Amusement Company have noon 
doing good business during the month. The 
Sunday movie has come to stay. In fact the 
Sunday orowd Is the big one during the week. 

The Young Roof Garden la putting on vau- 
deville aa an attraction for Its hotel patrons, 
also Heinle's Tavern (on the beach at Wnl- 
klkl). 



The Raymond Teal company arrived from 
Hllo, Hawaii, Tueeday, Jan. 18. The T*iry 
Intended leaving the stesmsr at the Inland of 
Maul, on the trip from Hllo, but owing In the 
storm st sea, the steamer could not put her 
passengers ashore. They were unable to got 
the sbors boats launched In the heavy son. so 
the company had to return to Honolulu. They 
sailed Friday, Jan. 21, on the 8. 8. Claudlno 
for Labalna and Kahulul on the Island of 
Maul. They return to Honolulu Feb. 1 for n 
return season at ths Bijou. 



LOS ANGELES. 

By OUT PR1CBL 

With the state assisting in ths alleviating of 
flood conditions, theatrical troupes are agnln 
moving with fair regularity. Ban Diego has 
been cut off for several weeks, with very 
few professionals entering or leaving. 

Lester Fountain, Hippodrome manager, says 
thst during the summer hs Is going to equip 
his roadster with pontoons In order to bo 
reedy for an emergency when the floods come 
sgaln. 

The Majestic and Burbank theatres, the 
lstest to adopt a picture policy, are making 
nuoney for their owners, D. W. Orlfflth and 
Mack Bennett. Those who scoffed st the plan 
of the movie managers are now ealllng to 
tbelr compliments. 



Margaret Illlngton drew so well at the 
Wednesday matinee that Manager Wyatt of 
the Mason was forced to chase the orchestra 
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finding work for "Ramoaa," Clune'a new film 
depleting California Ufa 

Jamea Spencer ban ceased to be a motion 
picture professor. He's sticking pretty cloaa 
to the histrionic end of the profeaalon. 

Willie Ervast, treasurer at the Durbank for 
eight years and recently transferred to the 
Morosco, frequently forgeta and reports at 
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acclimated to his new Job before another year. 

Beth Perkins of the Garrlck Is now book- 
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Dill Ham Cllne Is handling publicity for the 
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Florence Rockwell, Morosco leading woman, 
goes East after tbe close of "He Comes Up 
Smiling." 

Earl Carroll Is here to write lyrics for a 
new Morosco production. 

Bob Yost Is back at Morosco headquarters 
after several months ahead of "So Long 
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in "Within the Lao." 



Mildred Ollmore. laat of the original Dau- 
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The Boston Orand Opera repertoire Includee 
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Antoinette Evans, representing various mer- 
chants with a fashion show, adds her sartorial 
display to the Crescent's program this week. 

ST. LOUIS. 

Dy RBI. 

OLYMPIC (Waller baniord, mgr.).— "Kick 
In," first time here, opened to good house. 
Characterised by local critics as old time 
melodrama with modern setting, well scted. 
Csst Is fair and should play to good receipts. 
Next. "Wetch Your Step." 

8HUBEBT (Melville Stoltx, mgr.).— De- 
spite former engsgement "A Pslr of Slics" 
drew cspaclty audiences. Declared by many 
"the funniest farce In the world," and well 
presented by capable company. 

COLUMBIA (Hsrry D. Buckley, mgr.; U. 
B. O.).— Grace Van Studdlford headlined with 
success; Wllllsms snd Wolfus, were a big bit; 
Charlotte Parry, excellent ; Ray Samuels, 
good, Wslter V. Milton and Co., rare eoter- 
tslners; Mack and Vincent, were applauded; 
Ben Beyer and Co., are clever; The Aurora of 
Light, pleased; pictures close. 

CARRICK (M. Btolu, mgr.).— 8bowlng 
"Battle Cry of Peace" to Its 2.~*b tbouxand 
In third week of engsgement. Mesvily adver- 
tised and results res It zed. 

OAYBTY (Den Psrry. mgr.).— Lew Hilton 
and Lester Allen In "Million Dollar Dolls," 
playing to capacity. Next, "Maids of 
Amerlcs." 

STANDARD (Leo. Relchenbach, mgr.). — 
"City Sports" opened good. Extra attractions 
build up business. Next. "Blue Ribbon Bells." 

PARK AND SHENANDOAH (Jim Hagger- 
man, mgr.).— Playing stock, present lug re- 
spectively "Bsby Mine" snd "Flordoro," to big 
bualness. Locstlon In resldentlsl district ss- 
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NEW GRAND CENTRAL (Wo. Sebers).— 
With high clsss movies this bouse enjoys big 
pstronags In select resldentlsl district. 



Zlegfeld's "Follies" Is ssld to neve done 
$20,u00 lsst week. 

The Princess, at Grand and Olive. Is now 
playing traveling road shows at popular 
prices. "The Winning of Barbara Worth" Is 
doing fslr. Next week, "The Olrl Without a 
Chance." 

The San Csrlo Opera Compsny will open a 
two week's engagement at the Odeon theatre 
next week. "Adla," "Thais." "Psust" and 
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Al Reeves 14 Oayety Buffalo 21 L O 28-1 Bas- 
table Syracuse 2-4 Lumberg Utlca. 

Americans 14 Majestic Indianapolis. 

Auto Girls 14 Academy Jersey City. 

Beauty Youth A Folly 14 Oilmore Springfield. 

Behman Show 14 Colonial Providence 21 Gay- 
ety Boston. 

Ben Welch Show 14 Oayety Montreal 21 Em- 
pire Albany. 

Big Crase 14 Yorkvllle New York. 

Billy Watson's Beef Trust 17-19 Park Bridge- 
port 21 New Hurtle A Seamon's New York. 

Blue Ribbon Belles 14 Standard Bt Louis. 

Bon Tons 14 Casino Boston 21 Columbia New 
York. 

Bostonlans Burlesquera 14 Oayety Boston 21 
Orand Hartford. 

Broadway Belles 14 Oayety Philadelphia. 

Cabaret Girls 14 Star Brooklyn. 

Charming Widows 14 Oayety Brooklyn. 

Cherry Bloeoms 14 Troomdero Philadelphia, 



VARIETY 




The Season's Most Beautiful Creation 

EATRICE MOREL 
GRAND OPER 

SEXTETTE 

STUDY IN MIDNIGHT BLUE 

DAINTY DIGNIFIED FASCINATING FEMININITY DISTINGUISHED 




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KEITH'S COLONIAL, NEW YORK THIS WEEK (Feb.7) KEITH'S PROSPECT THEATRE, BROOKLYN, NEXT WEEK (Feb.14) 

Direction, MAX E. HAYES '' 




MARIE 
HART 

America's Most 

Versatile Artist 

in Vaudeville. 



City Sports 14 Qayety Chicago. 

Crackerjacka 14 Olympic Cincinnati. 
Darlings of Paris 14 L O. 

Follies of Day 14 Jacques O H Waterbury 21 
Miner's Bronx New York. 

Follies of Pressure 14 Oarrlck New York. 

French Models 16-18 Academy Fall River. 

Frolics of 1015 14 Century Kansas City. 

Gay New Yorkers 14 Columbia New York 21 
Casino Brooklyn. 

Girls from Follies 14 Gayety Milwaukee. 

Girls from Joyland 14 Columbia Grand Rap- 
Ids. 

Girl Trust 14-10 Berchel Dea Moines 21 Qay- 
ety Omsha. 

Globe Trotters 14 Gayety Toronto 21 Gayety 
Buffalo. 

Golden Crook 14 Caalno Brooklyn 21 Empire 
Newark. 

Gypsy Maids 14 Empire Albany 21 Casino 
Boston. 

Haatlng's Big Show 14 Orpheum Paterson 21 
Empire Hoboken. 

Hello Girls 14 Howard Boston. 

Hello Paris 14 Lyceum Columbua. 

High Life Girls 14 So Bethlehem 15 Eaaton 
17-10 Grand Trenton. 

Howe's 8am Own Show 14 Grand Hartford 21 
Jacques H Waterbury. 

Lady Buccaneers 14-16 Park Youngstown 17- 
10 Grand O H Akron. 

Liberty Girls 14 Empire Newark 24-26 Park 
Bridgeport. 

Maids of America 14 Oayety St Louis 21 
Columbia Chicago. 

Manchester's Own 8how 14 Empire Hoboken 
21 Casino Philadelphia. 

Majesties 14 Casino Philadelphia 21 Palace 
Baltimore. 

Marlon's Dave Own Show 14 Gayety Kansas 
City 21 Gayety St Louis. 

Merry Rounders 14 Gayety Omaha 21 Gayety 
Kansas City. 

Midnight Mnldens 14 L O 21-23 Bastable Syra- 
cuse 24-26 Lumberg Utlca. 

Military Maids 14 Gayety Baltimore. 

Million Dollar Dolls 14 Columbia Chicago 21 
Gavety Detroit. 

Mischief Makers 14 Engelwood Chicago. 

Monte Carlo Girls 14 Cadillac Detroit. 

Parisian Flirts 14 Penn Circuit. 

Puns Puss 14-16 Rentable 8yrscuse 17-19 Lum- 
ber* Utlca 21 Gayety Montreal. 

Record Breakers 14 Savoy Hamilton Ont. 

Review of 1016 14 Olympic New York. 

Rose Sydell's Show 14 Palace Baltimore 21 
Gayety Washington. 




der that «Uys on. One applica- 
tion larts all day. The faforltr fate pow- 
der of ladfea or reflnemfnt for 60 yean. Bend Re. far 
frre- umplea of all Brora preparation*. CHAtlES 
MEYER (Ertaa. 1868), 103 W. lSt* St. lav Vara. 



BESSIE 



HARRIET 



REMPEL 



REMPEL 



Now appe ar ing 

In "CHEATERS" 

A New Act in Preparation 



In a 
NEW ACT 
By CEO. V. HOBART 



Roseland Girls 14 Star * Garter Chicago 21-28 

_ Berchel Des Moines. 

kosey Posey Girls 14 New Hurtlg 4 fleam on 'a 

New York 21 Empire Brooklyn. 
September Morning Glories 14-16 Armory 

Bingbamton 17-19 Hudson Schenectady. 
Smiling Beauties 14 Star Cleveland 21 Colo- 
nial Columbus. 
Social Maids 14 Gayety Pittsburgh 21 Star 

Cleveland. 
Sporting Widows 14 Gayety Washington 21 

Gayety Pittsburgh. 
Star A Garter 14 Miner's Bronx New York 21 

Orpheum Paterson. 
Strolling Players 14 Empire Toledo 21 8tar A 

Garter Chicago. 
Tango Queens 17-10 Majestic Wilkee-Barre. 
The Tempters 14 8tar St Paul. 
The Tourists 14 Empire Brooklyn 21 Colonial 

Providence. 
Tip Top Girls 14 Empire Cleveland. 
20th Century Maids 14 Gayety Detroit 21 Oay- 
ety Toronto. 
U S Beautlea 14 Oayety Minneapolis. 
Watson Wrothe 8how 14 Colonial Columbus 21 

Empire Toledo. 
White Pat Show 14 Buckingham Louisville. 
Winners The 14 Star Toronto. 
Yankee Doodle Girls 14 Corinthian Rochester. 



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Varlety'a San Francisco office. 

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advertised once only. 

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tered mall. 



Adair Art (C) 
Adams Genevieve 
Adama Ray 
Aganst Max 
Alberta Lillian 
Aldert Joseph B 
Allen George 
Alpha Troupe 
Ambler Bros 
Arliss Geo 
Ashly Lillian 
Atlantis ft Ptsk 
Austin Ralph 

B 
Balkans Musical 
Balkans 2 
Barry ft Wolfert 
Bayard Victor 
Bead Jamea A 
Beane George (C) 
Beck John C 
Bell Arthur 
Benrlmo H J 
Berliner R (O) 
Bltobos The (C) 
Bingham Neal 
Blasett ft Scott 
Bordly C T 
Bonner Alf 
Booker Mrs 
Booths * Booths 
Bowen Clsrence (C) 
Bowler Csrlos H 
Boyce Jack 



Brandhoff Louis 
Brayley 

Broderlck Larry 
Bronner Cleve 
Bronson's Models 
Brown Dorothy 
Brown Hank 
Burnell May (CI 
Burns Eddie (C? 
Burton A Jones 
Byman Yorks (C) 



Campbell Jennie (C) 
Cantinllo Henry 
Carey James T 
Carlisle Grace (C) 
Carney Don (C) 
Carter Morte (C) 
Carvel Dick 4 M 
Case Chsrley 
Cathcart Wm 
Caxton Wm 
Change C P 
Chlen Han Ping 
Chin Tun Troupe (C) 
Cblte Chester (C) 
daffy Evelyn 
Clark A Bergman 
Clark Eddie 
Clayton A Lennle (C) 
Clipper Comedy 4 
Clifton Ethel (C) 
CHne Geo 
Cody Dora M 
Collier Ruby 



Collins Harvey 
Colonial Girls 2 
Conner* Marie 
Correll Olady (C) 
Covin Josephine (C) 
Cox James H 
Crsekets Blllle 
Cracker Jack (C) 
Craig Wm 
Crelgh ton's (C) 
Crents Bros 
Crowley James T 
Cunningham Boh (C) 
Cummlngs A Claddings 
Curson J W 



Dalbeane Geo 
Damerel Geo (C) 
Damond Eugene (C) 
Darcy Mary D 
D'Aubrey Diane 
Delmar Fay (C) 
Delmar Harry 
DeMar Grace (C) 
Demlng Harry (C) 
Dllworth Lillian 
Dorr Mary 
Douglna Charles E 
Downing Harry 
Draper Copeland Co 
Duffy Aiken A Qulgg 
Dunbar J M 
Dunbar Louise 
Dunham Wm V 
DuPont Teddy 
Durand A Callanan 

B 
Edwards Ruth (C) 
Elss Edna 
Elnor Lillian (C) 
Emerson James E 
Eppsteln Walter 
Bscsrdo Chas (C) 
Escardo MaQd 
Ess Alios 
Evaaa A Arklns 
Bvsrstt Wm (C) 



Farlowe Edna 
Farrell Wm 
Fay Kitty 
Faye Elate (C) 
Fennel Ed 
Fernandes Tony 
Ferner Msrle 
First B Mrs 
Forbes Msrlon 
Ford A Hyde 
Ford Anetta (C) 
Ford Margaret 
Foster Kate 
Francis Marie 
Franklyn Blanche 
Frawley E 
Frey Henry 
Fried Arthur 



Gaxton Wm 
George Dandy 
George Edwin (C) 
Gerson Edmund 
Gibbons Madeline 
Gllaon A DeMott 
Olrard Billy 
Gloee Augusta (C) 
Goddlngs The 
Goelet (C) 
Graham Clara 
Graham N L 



Orandy (C) 
Qray Clarice 
Greene W B 
Grey D A M (C) 
Grey Evelyn 
Grlgga V E 
Qroh Ed 



Halifax Daniel F 
Hall Dorothy 
Hamel Rosa 
Hanley Milton 
Hanlon D B 
Hart Maude 
Hart Diamond 
Harvey Olrla 
Harvey Lyle 
Haynea D P 
Heam F (Reg) 
Hefferman Herbert 
Hetsell Mile U 
Hergott F 
Herman Jay 
Hesse Sisters 
Hewitt Harry 
Hill Eddie 
Hlllyear Evelyn 
Hodges Musical 
Holby Vail I N 
Holman Harry 
Holmes W J 
Holy Alf 
Howard Clara 
Howard A Fields 
Howard Joe (C) 
Howsrd Msbel 
Howataon A Bwaybelle 

CC) 
Howland Wm B 
Hyatt Dan 



Ireland Chauncy 
Irwin Charlea (C) 



Jackson Annie 
James Frsnkle 
Janaleya Four 
Jewel Lillian 
Johnson A Johnaon 
Jones Edith (C) 
Jordan Roae 
Jordan Nellie 
Jordan Olrla 8 



Kalll David (C) 
Kaluluhl Geo (C) 
Kay Mandle 8 
Kcltor Wm (C) 
Kelly Ed B 
Kelly H 8 
Kelao Broa 
Kennedy John 
Kennedy A Vincent 
Kent Annie 
Kelt J Ward (C) 
King Anita 
Klrkcgard Letta 
Knowlea Dick 
Krleger Jamea 

L 
Laoey Marlelatde 
LaMont Alice C 
Lamont Bros 
Lana; Eleanor 
LaPearl Roy (C) 
Largay ft Sn^e 
Laughlln ft Inman 



D'LEIR 

DEXTEROUS YOUNG 
MASTER ACCORDIONIST. 



Direction 
ALF. T. WILTON 



Lawrence Harry (0) 
Lawaon ft Manning 
LeavlU Geo (C) 
LeO range Lester 
LeClalr Maggie 
LeMalre George 
LeMalre Ralph 
Leo Byrnes 
Leonard F 
Lester Wm 
Liang Hugh 
Livingstone B J 
Lough 1 In ft Gaxton 
Lovett Eddie 
Lowe John 
Lowny Jeanette 
Lucille Mile 
Ludwlg B B 
Lynch Eva 



MacDonald Donald 
McHenry C F 
McKlnley Nell 
Macy Viola 
Mack Robert B 
Mae Gertrude 
Manlon Jack 
Mann ft Franke 
Manning Slaters 
March Veraa 
MarcuMon E 
Mareena Mike 
Martyn ft Florence (C) 
May Evelyn C 
May Jeaale 
Mayo Florence 
Ma/o Louise (C) 
McAdam A H 
McAvoy Dorothy 
McAvoy Dick A 
McCnfferty P 
McCart Wm H 
McCarthy John (C) 
McClennan Kenneth 
McOrath Page 
Medora Irene 
Meebnn Larry 
Melverne Babe (C) 
Merldeth Carrie 
Merrill nianche 
Mets Arthur 
Miller J 
Miller Pred 
Montgomery Wm (C) 
Montrose Edith A 
Moore Prank F 
Moore Florence 
Moore Tom ft 8 (C) 
Morris Bernard 
Morrell ft Joeger 
Morse Eddie 
Mortimer R M 
Moss F A 
Most* Richard 
Murdoch Lew 
Murray Marion 

N 



Neary ft Miller 



Nellaon Maura 
Nicholas Slaters (0) 
Nlckerson Bd 
Noss May C 
Nosses Musical 

O 

O'Brien J A 
O'Keefe John 
Olga Princess 
O'Nell ft Galager 
O'Nell Emma 
Osborne Teddy 
Otto ft Oliver 



Page Jack 
Pake July 
Palmer Gaston 
Parker Kittle (O) 
Persona George 
Paul 8teve 
Pelletler Dora (C) 
Perclval Walter 
Phillips Oolf 
Piazza Ben (C) 
Polk Jack 
Powers Jack 
Preaslar Dolly 
Price Chas 
Primrose Helen 
Purvlance C M 

R 
Raabler listen 
Ratcllffe B J 
Raymond Oeo R 
Reading Fred (C) 
Red Feather Prim 
Reevee Aline 
Regnold Nola 
ReTff C A 
Relnach Louis 
Rhode A Cramptoa 
Rlcs Andy 
Rignold Nina 
Roberts Worth M (0) 
Roble A Robie 
Robinson Tommy 
Rockwell Maude 
Roen Wm 
Ronaghan Viola 
Roaall Ruby 
Roae Amelia <C) 
Rose Ike 
Rosemond C C 
Rose Ed (0) 
Rosa Eddie 
Roesie A Martin (0) 
Rousby B 
Roy Phil (C) 
Russell Dan 
Russell Flo 
Russell A Clifford (C) 
Ryan Margaret 



Salet M L 
Santell 
Sawyer Dora 
8chaeffer Bros (0) 



48 



VARIETY 




CLASS CLASS CLASS CLASS CLASS CLASS CLASS CLASS 

A NEW KIND OF WIRE WALKER 



PAUL 



GORDEN 



21st CONSECUTIVE WEEK AT THE 

ZIEGFELD "MIDNIGHT FROLIC" 



Charge D' Affaire* 
SAM SHANNON 




Considered by Managers on* of the prettiest acta la Vaudeville 

THREE DANCING MARS 

In Their Original Dancing Novelty 

"ALL FOR A KISS" PSVSKSr 
Direction, FRANK EVANS 




SOFA 



GENE HUGHES Presents ELECTRIC 

THE PINT-SIZED PAIR LIGHT 



Joe Laurie and Aleen Bronson 

In (Copyrighted) 

-LOST AND FOUND" 
Not BIGGER— But BETTER than ever 
(Orpheum Circuit) 




INSIDE LAW ON THE OUTSIDE 



BERT SOMERS and JOE MORSE 

Playing U. B. O. Time 



Direction, H. BART McHUGH 




"THE 

A new 



IM T. DOYLE and Co. 

NOW TOURING IN 

DANGER LINE' 9 A Genuine Novelty 

comedy dramatic playlet in four special scenes. 

[NOTE— Written as an object lesson to Matt Greene] 



Rae 



and 



Wyn 



So far ahead of 

other slstsr 

teams we're 

lonesome. 

Booked Solid 





AMETA 

Parisian 
Mirror 
Dancer 



Next Week (Feb. 14) 
Prospect, Brooklyn 



Having appeared with the former show and last week opened and scored 

triumphantly with the new show. 

At the same time appearing at B. F. Keith's New York Theatres. 

A big hit at the Orpheum, Brooklyn, This Week (Feb. 7) 

Next Week (Feb. 14), Alhambra, New York 




ITTI |^ O |^ L E ^f nun 

**AT THE OLD CROSS ROADS'* 

S-C Time 

PHIL ED 

BAKER AND JANlS 

THE ORIGINAL RAGTIME MELODY BOYS 

BOOKED SOLID— UNITED TIME 

Direction, BERNARD BURKE 

CARLOTTA STOCKDILL 

VOCALIST 
Permanent Add., ltfl Blair SL, St. Paul, Mian. 
PLAYINO -S-C CIRCUIT 

EVELYN DARE 

SINGING COMEDIENNE 
Playing S-C Circuit with Success 



TED AND CORINNE 

ETON 

•THE MOVIE MAN" 



That Tale Telling 
Twister 

Jimmy 
FLETCHER 
Writes 
Home: 
Dear 
Mothers 
I can now 
double up 
without tan 
aid of 
green 




apples. 
TlMMY 
Regards to 

Freddy James 



THE VENTRILOQUIST 
WITH A PRODUCTION 



ED. F. 



REYNARD 



Marlon 



Marten. O. 



George Harada 

WORLD'S FAMOUS CYCLIST 

Direction, PETE MACK 



Laughs Upon Laughs And Then Some More Laughs 

sure.fire show-stopping sketch 

Played by 



NELLIE A. 



ROSCOE E. 



KINGSBURY and MUNSON 



Booked by MARK LEVY 



=u 



HELENE DAVIS 

In Eleven Minutes of Daintiness called 

"PAST AND PRESENT" 



Direction, HARRY WEBER 



PLAYING U. B. O. TIME 



Scheftell Joe 
Schmidt Hary 
Scbollen 
Bcott J (C) 
Sk-len Ida (C) 
Seely Minnie 
Selman Harry 
Senlque Uert 
Serrels Geo 
SchafTer Clyde 
Sharrock Harry 
Shaw Edgar (P) 
Sbaw Jack 
Sbeldon Deltlne 
Slckels Walter 



Slra Norbet 
(C) Bmitb Henry K (C) 

Snow Edith 
Solar Willie (C) 
Spellman Jeanette 
Stedroan Al 
Stewart E A J 
Stewart Marge 
Stewart Sisters 
Stewarts 3 
Stlner Paul 
Stuart Anston 
Sutherland J cable 
Sutton Geo 
Swan Bert 



Tahns 8 (C) 
Taylor Florence 
Taylor Harry 
Taylor Murgaret 
Terre Wlllard (C) 
Tetslward Japs (C) 
Thomas Ed (C) 
Thompson Happy 
Tlghe Harry 
Tonge Lucy 
Toomer H D (C) 
Tower A Darrell 
Townshend Beatle 
Tralnor Jack 



Tully May (C) 
Turner J Allen 
Turness Alice 
Tweedy John P 

V 
Vadette Villa 
Valdare Ida 
Valerie Sisters 
Van A Davis 
Vance Arthur D 
Venus Electrical (C) 
Verden Lew (C) 
Vlctorfne A Zolar (C) 
Vincent Helen (C) 
Vogelln Alda 







IN AN EXCLUSIVE REPERTOIRE OF SONGS 

HERMAN 






THIS WEEK (Feb. 7), EMPRESS, ST. LOUIS AND MAJESTIC, SPRINGFIELD, ILL. 
Booked Solid W. v. M. A. Direction, HARRY SPINGOLD 



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ONE OF THE BIGGEST LAUGHING ACTS IN VAUDEVILLE 

OUR MOTTO-ORIGINAL COMEDY 

Western Representative, LEW GOLDBERG 




ROGER 



HUGH 



MARCELLE 



IMHOF, CONN and COREENE 

NEXT WEEK fF.b. 14). MAJESTIC, HOUSTON 

Booked solid United Time by MAX E. HAYES 



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PIELERTdSCOFIELD 

(MR. AND MRS. BUCK P1ELERT) 

IN THEIR ORIGINAL "ft-JaPI D I INJ ef^ Ul I IRnV" 
COMEDY OFFERING n earns eaan a*"** ■ R^i %SW r*W **a# D 0*9 ▼ 

Booked Solid U. B. O. 

Direction, MAX GORDON g& %& ffifc VgghttA| 



HARVEY -DEVORA TRIO 



Playing U. B. O. Time 



CLAUDE 



CLARA 



GOLDING and KEATING 

In "THE YOUNGER GENERATION," 

Copyright CUm D. XXC, No. MM 
Commencing a Return Tour OB the Loew Circuit Jan. 31. lilt. 



F. BARRETT CARMAN 

(Late with Trixio Frigansa) NOW DOING A MONOLOGUE. 
Yes. It is hard tailing, but I am a good sailor. 
Direction Stoker and Bierbauer. Address care VARIETY, New York 



Wsldt Grace (C) 
Walters Harry (*C) 
Wallace Jack 
Ward ft Howell 
Warren Florence 
Warren Sybil (C) 
Waters W W 
Wntklns J P 
Welch T (C) 
West Lillian 
Weatebbe Mas 



Western Billy (C) 
Weston Bobbls 
Weston Dolly 
Weston Wo 
Wheeler Chsrlss 
Whipple Baysns 
White a Moors 
Wlxon Na» 
Wolf Hops B (C) 
Wong Geo (C) 
Wood Bros 
Wood Bwsn (C) 



MOSCONI BROS 



Direction, MAX HART 



Wood Swan 

Wood Josephine (C) 

Wuraslls (C) 

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Young Jesn (C) 
Yvonne (0) 



Zartons The 
Zablnos Ths 
Sell H (C) 
Zlrss (C) 



CAROL PARSON 



Leading Lady with 
VICTOR MORLEY CO. 
Next Week (Feb. 14), Orpheum, St. Paul 



PHYLLIS 

Curwood and Gorman 

NOW IN VAUDEVILLE 



LUCILLE -COOKIE 

The Human Bird. 
"COCKIE" 

ENORMOUS SUCCESS With 
HARRY LAUDER ROAD SHOW 



A couple of nifties 
JIM DAN 

FOLEY and O'NEIL 

Direction HARRY WEBER OFFICE 



FRANK WARD 

AND HIS 

FAMOUS FINGERS 

Direction Jesse Freeman, W. V. M. A. 



Morin 
Sisters 




la a Variety of Daaeee 
Next Week (Feb. 14), Majestic. Chicago 
Direction. HARRY WEBER 



MIGNON 

DAINTY LITTLE MIMIC 

Direction, ARTHUR KLEIN 

JUNE ROBERTS 

SOLO DANCER 
13th Week at Churchill*. 

Direction, BILLY CURTIS 



SAM J. HARRIS 

Featured with 

"PULLMAN PORTER MAIDS** 

U. B. O. -Booked Solid 



Edward 
Marshall 




LANGFORD 
HARRY 

(Juvenile Light Comedian) 
Featured la the "Night Clerk" 
Direction, Wat. B. Friedlander 



GEORGETTE LELAND 

With "IT PAYS TO ADVERTISE** Co. 

Management Cohan A Harris 



LEW-JAN E-BEN 

Morton Jewell 



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CARE VARIETY, NEW YORK 



*waWdefan% 



Sam Barton 

THE SILENT 
TRAMP 

Orpheum Circuit 




ALICE 
COLE 

The Girl 
Tenor 

"Whoii voice la a 
joy forever, whoao 

Crrsonallty la aa ef- 
rveeceat aa a 
apriag day.** 

Oireetlon HARK ItVf. 



Flying Werntz Duo 

ORPHEUM CIRCUIT. 






ALICE LYNDON DOLL and CO. 



THIS WEEK (Feb. 7), ORPHEUM, MEMPHIS. 



EN TOUR ORPHEUM CIRCUIT IN A MUSICAL OFFERING 



THE CRISPS 



Juat signed to play Interstate Circuit to follow Orpheum Tour. 
This Week (Feb. 7), Orpheum, Denver 
Thanks to FRANK EVANS 
Palace Theatre Building New York 

Banana 

We will protect our wooden soldier novelty 



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VARIETY 




BUSTER 
SANTOS 



JACQUE 
HAYS 

In Their New Act, 



"The Health 
Hunter*" 

By 

John P. MulgTew 




TRANSFIELD SISTERS 

Refined MuslcaJ Act 
With Dwifht Pepple'e All Girt MueiceJ Revue 




BILLY 
LLOYD 



. GEORGE 
and BRITT 



be "A Mixture of Vaudeville." Br Ned 

Fea. 7. Alsenhn, New Ye*. 

Fes. 14. level. Urn Yera. 

Fte. 21. ledwrisfc . ■reekhra. 

Fse. 28. Fiosssit. svesuya 

Direction, HARRY FITZGERALD 



How to Make Money in 
Vaudeville. 

Take several talented and experienced per- 
sons, invest a couple thousand dollars in ward- 
robe, ecenery and instruments, rehearse and 
work the act several years, then* yet a job 
selling shoo laces. 

McINTOSH 



and ii 
hi* 



Musical Maids" 



Victor Morley 

in "A Regular Army Man" 

Next Week (Feb. 14), Orpheum, St. Paul 
Direction, FRANK EVANS 




THE 

SMALL-SALARIED 
LARGE-FAMIUED 
MAN OFTEN 
TREMBLES AT 
THE OUTCOME 
OF HIS INCOME 



BILLY 
BEARD 



BERTIE 

FORD 

Dancing a In Tnagnay on the) wirn, 

•ays i 

Scientists claim that a wire walker's 
equilibrium is governed by the brain. 
You know, I wondered what made me fall 
off so much. Falling This Week (Feb. 7), 
Temple, Detroit. Next Week (Feb. 14), 
Temple, Rochester. 




Bluch 

Landolf 

COMEDIAN 



Featured with 
Bud Snyder Co. 

S-C CIRCUIT 
Season 1915-16 




KC 

KENNETH CASEY 

The Vltagraph Boy* 

Direction, 

JOE PINCUS 
Pat Casey 



JAMES TEDDY 



of the World 
Direction, H. B. MARINELLL 

Max Ford June Irma 



DANCERS SUPREME 



THE FAYNES 

A CLASSY. FLASHY PAIR 

Representative. JACK FLYNN. 



WALTER 

We. EMS 

STARRING iN 
"tivoli follies. 



J I IVI 



MARIAN 

HARKINS 



Tiv.-SycL 



A Novelty Act That Entertains 

Martyn «■ Florence 

(VAUDEVILLE'S BEST OPENING ACT) 
En Route S-C Tour 



CMAS. Hay U Seen GEO. K. 

Weber - Elliott 

ORPHEUM CIRCUIT 
Direction, MAX E. HAYES 



PAUL RAHN 

Artistic Character Singer and 

Light Comedian 

"Merrie Garden Revue" 

HOTEL PLANTERS, CHICAGO 

Indefinite 




FRANCES CLARE 



AND 



GUY RAWSON 

VARIETY. New York 

"Would like to hear from all my friend.." 

Oswald, Woodside Kennel*. Woodslde, L. I. 




NOLAN 



and 



NOLAN 



Juet Jugglers 

Hugh D. Mcintosh Time. 




MAYME REMINGTON 

AND COMPANY 

New Act. Booked Solid U. B. O. 

3 STEIKDEL BROS. 

ORPHEUM-UNITED TIME 



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COY 

deTRICKEY 



Sydney, Australia 



Educated Roosters 

\ Oryaoani Cirorit BtotifaMOUIS i FEIL 




PAULINE 
SAXON 

"The Sis Perkins Girl" 

Direction 
JOHN C. PEEBLES 



ALFREDO 

Feb. 7— Palace and Woodgreen, Empire, Eng. 




4 MARX BROS. -" CO. 

In "HOME AGAIN" 

Produced by AL SHEAN 
The most sensational auccess of the s e ason 
NEXT WEEK (Feb. 14), MAJESTIC. HOUSTON 
Direction HARR Y WE BER A ddress VA RIETY, New Y ork 



"It makes a difference whether 'glasses' ere used over the nose or under it' 



FRED (HANK) 



HARRY (ZEKE) 



FENTON and GREEN 

(AND CAT?) IN "MAGIC PILLS w Fu „ r c^.- 



GARCINETTI BROTHERS 



and 



MONA 



Just finished a tour of the Orpheum Circuit. Open on the Interstate Circuit Feb. It for 
• weeks. NEXT WEEK (Fsb. 14), Novslty, Topeka, and Princess, Wichita, Kane. 

Direction, BERNARD BURKE 



"THE TALE OF AN 
OVERCOAT " 



""-BERNARD and SC ARTH- ™rence 



This act is copyrighted — 
We have proven that 








ORPHEUM CIRCUI 

NEXT WEEK (FEB. 14) 
NEW ORLEANS 



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it, I would have taken the front page of VARIETY with nothing on it but 'Valeska Suratt 9 in type. It would 
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$100,000 to plaster my name on boards." 

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SHIRLI RIVES 



SAN FRANCISCO 

Shlrli Rives and Ben Harrison in "Another 
Bench Act," have a classy stock act, com* 
posed of up-to-date chatter and songs. Both 
are adepts at putting the "stuff over*' and to 
her work, Miss Rives adds the attraction of 
a pretty face and figure and a knowledge of 
how to dress. 

Shirli Rives and Ben Harrison present a 
bench act. They are gifted vaudevlllians, 
these two. They chatter and sing and chatter 
and sing Some mora till the audience wishes 
they dia not have to give way for some one 
else. 

Shirli Rives and Ben Harrison prove that 
a bench is not really necessary to put over 
a first-class bench act. Ben has a good line 
of "nut stuff" and Miss Rives is the pretty 
possessor of a most contagious laugh and a 
charming voice. Jimmie Barry, who wrote 
their act, balanced their talents up with some 
witty lines. They apparently have a lot of 
fun and so does the audience. 



OMAHA 

Shirli Rives and Ben Harrison in "Another 
'Bench Act," by Jimmie Barry. Harrison is 
extremely funny throughout, and gets over 
some "good stuff," while Miss River work is 
no less important to the success of the offer- 
ing. 



in 



Their Original Travesty on Present 

Day Bench Acts 



Entitled 



"Another Bench Act" 



By JIMMIE BARRY 

PRESS CRITICISMS 




BEN HARRISON 



SALT LAKE 

Shirli Rives and Ben Harrison in "Another 
Bench Act/' invoke the aid of the leader 
and the theatre property man, though they 
do not especially need it. Their turn is of 
the laughing- singing girl and the straw- 
hat ted- voluble-boy variety and rattles along 
with spirit. 

A strikingly attractive brunette in the per- 
son of Shirli Rives and a blonde young gen- 
tleman of most engaging ways, Ben Harrison, 
have an amusing bunch of chatter. 



MILWAUKEE 

Rives and Harrison know how to entertain 
and that is because they have "good stuff" 
and know best how to put it to use. Miss 
Rives sings with strength and sweetness. 



MINNEAPOLIS 

Shirli Rives and Ben Harrison in "Another 
Bench Act," offer patter and songs of the 
best. 



MEMPHIS 

A striking improvement over acts of its' 
kind, is the sons and comedy combination of 
Shirli Rives ana Ben Harrison. These two 
have something more than good looks and 
youth to recommend them. There is some- 
thing like class in 4hier work that lifts them 
above the ordinary. 



DENVER 

Shirli Rives and Ben Harrison in "Another 
Bench Act" provide no end of amusement. 



DENVER 

Shirli Rives and Ben Harrison have a new 
bench act in which full opportunity is afforded 
for display of the ability and versatility of the 
couple. Miss Rives is one of the most beau- 
tiful girls in vaudeville and Harrison is a 
really funny comedian. 



OAKLAND 

Shirli Rives and Ben Harrison are respon- 
sible for the greater part of the comedy of 
the week's bill with their bench act. 

Shirli Rives, a favorite, returns with a young 
male partner of such radiantly blond com- 
plexion that he may be marked exhibit "A" 
of the new bill. 



LOS ANGELES 

The bench act marked "G." reveals Ben 
Harrison as a decidedly blond and boyish,, 
contagiously merry, with an exceptional artis- 
tic feminine partner. Both are bright and 
interesting and Miss Rives sings well. 



LINCOLN 

Song and comedy chatter of the snappy 
variety were temptingly produced by Shirli 



CHICAGO 

Shirli Rives and Ben Harrison have some- 
thing new in the way of a bench act. Miss 
Rives is one of vaudeville's prettiest girls 
and Mr. Harrison is a comedian of unctuous 
methods. 



Rives and Ben Harrison. 



KANSAS CITY 

Shirli Rives and Ben Harrison return with 
a dainty little bit of patter entitled, "Another 
Bench Act," that is bright and pleasing. 



NEW ORLEANS 

Shirli Rives and Ben Harrison present a 
song and patter combination that is almost 
a classic of its kind. 



ST. LOUIS 

Shirli Rives and Ben Harrison put tome 
"pep" into their little sketch and also into 
the entire bill. Ben Harrison is a sixty horse 
power edition of Bert Fitzgibbon and Miss 
Rives can sing. The act is one of the most 
entertaining on the bill. 



B. F. Keith's Bushwick Theatre Next Week 



Direction, HARRY \A/ 



(Feb. 21) 





VOL. XLI, No. 12 



NEW YORK CITY, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 1916 



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MARCUS LOEW GOING SOUTH; 
TAKES IN ATLANTA AND MACON 



Shuberts' Grand Theatre in Each City to Play Loew's Popular 

Price Vaudeville Policy Commencing About March 1. 

First Time For Loew's Vaudeville So Far South. 



Atlanta, jGa., Feb. 10. 

The Marcus Loew Circuit has taken 
the Grand theatres in this city and 
Macon, Ga. It will commence playing 
its popular-priced vaudeville in both 
houses about March 1. 

Loew secured the theatres from the 
Shuberts. The local Grand seats about 
1,600; the Grand, Macon, about 2,200. 

The Loew Circuit is booking noth- 
ing between Philadelphia and these 
points. 

This is the first time that the Loew 
Agency has* ever contemplated an in- 
vasion of the South. Outside of New 
York there are Loew houses in Phila- 
delphia, Washington, Baltimore, Bos- 
ton, Toronto and Rochester. With 
their booking offiliations they have a 
chain complete to Chicago. 

GARDEN "SPEC HARVEST. 

The speculators made a clean up on 
the Al Jolson Winter Garden show 
scheduled to open last night. The seats 
for the opening performance were is- 
sued without date and the price ruling 
at the Sox office was $5 per ticket. 

The speculators seemed to have all 
the seats wanted and all were in front 
of the S. and T. rows. The specs were 
asking anywhere from $25 to $50 a pair 
for the opening. 

The Shuberts have sold out to the 
specs for eight weeks on a guarantee 
that the outside brokers take $1,250 
worth of tickets nightly for thai length 
of time. Wednesday, the night before 
the opening, the price for lower floor 
seats still remained in the neighbor- 
hood of $25 a pair. 



are headed "Proclamation." It tells the 
show is the "only $100,000 production 
in the world and another will never be 
made." 

Further it gives the scale (top $1.50) 
then adds: 

"If you don't 'buy' this show the 
Lyric theatre will never want your 
money again. Then be a movie fan 
and stay away from the $100,000 feast 
on the $1.50 plate." 

After a consultation with the Mayor 
yesterday the press agent for "Town 
Topics" stated 180 pairs of tights had 
been ordered to cover the bare limbs 
of the show's choristers. 

George Puchta, the mayor installed 
Jan. 1 last, has a decided aversion to 
bare legs in Cincinnati. His ideas have 
reached "The Follies," also due here 
next week. 

The booking system for legitimate 
attractions seems to have gone the limit 
for this town. The current week two 
Willard Mack plays are here, "Kick 
In" at the Grand, and "Jane O'Day" at 
the Lyric. One is a comedy drama, the 
other a rural comedy. 

Next week with "The Follies" at the 
Grand and "Topics" at the Lyric, 
Manager Royal of Keith's has put in a 
big bill headed by Sam Bernard. 



DARING THE PUBLIC. 

Cincinnati, Feb. 16. 
The newspaper advertisements for 
'Town Topics" at the Lyric next week 



REMICK'S BUYS A SONG. 

The song hit of "The Girl From 
Utah," "They Didn't Believe Me," 
was purchased this week by Jerome H. 
Remick & Co. from the T. B. Harms 
Co. Many music trade people believe 
"Believe Me" is the most popular pro- 
duction number on the market. 

TKe Remick concern also purchased 
another "Girl From Utah" hit some 
time ago. It was "Molly Dear, It's 
You I'm After." 



HARROLD IN OPERETTA. 

Following a short run in a return to 
vaudeville, after the grand opera sea- 
son, Orville Harrold, under the direc- 
tion of Gus Edwards, will become the 
star of an Irish romantic operetta pro- 
duction that is to make a road tour. 

From this it is anticipated Mr. Har- 
rold will be elevated to the heights of 
the Irish singing ranks in the Chaun- 
cey Olcott-Fiske O'Hara, et al division. 



«VATERLAND'S" BAND TOURING. 

The Vaterland Band, comprised of 
40 musicians who are interned here 
with the German liner, "Vaterland," 
have been booked for a tour of the 
Loew time opening next week at the 
Orpheum, New York. 



ONE NIGHTERS STILL BAD. 

The reports on several weeks of 
one night stands in New England and 
northern New York indicate that there 
is little there for attractions. 

A standard musical piece with a repu- 
tation has been going along on about 
$200 a night in those towns. 



CABARET AND DANCING ON SIDE. 

Chicago, Feb. 10. 

When the National swung into the 
stock column Monday, the management 
as a side feature announced there 
would be a cabaret between the acts 
and dancing on the stage after the 
show. 

To insure a success of the dancing 
bally-hoo Virgil Bennett is to do the 
instructing. 



WHITNEY AFTER ANOTHER IN 
DETROIT. 

Detroit, Mich., Feb. 16. 

It is reported B. C. Whitney, who 
now operates the Detroit opera house, 
is negotiating for the Washington the- 
atre, which adjoins the new 1,000 room 
Hotel Statler on Washington boule- 
vard. 

John H. Kunsly has the lease on the 
theatre for pictures. It is believed that 
the lease on the Opera House has only 
a few more years to run, after which 
time the building is to be torn down. 

The Kunsly lease expires Sept 1, 
1916. 



TANGUAY'S BIG ADVANCE SALE. 

"The Girl Who Smiles," with Eva 
Tanguay, opened at the Bronx opera 
house this week, the Monday evening 
performance arriving with a $4,000 ad- 
vance sale, one of the largest if not 
the largest ever experienced at that 

particular stand. The heavy demand for 
seats prompted the management to 
schedule an additional matinee, which 
will be given today (Friday). 

The show will jump from the Bronx 
to the Standard at Broadway and 90th 
street, playing a week at the uptown 
theatre and taking to the road on a 
tour of short jumps into Chicago. 

Miss Tanguay in addition to handling 
the comedy role of the piece, offers 
her regular vaudeville specialty and 
several of the show's numbers. The 
only other vaudeville specialties in the 
combination are the Ward Brothers, 
and Nana and Alexis. 



HILLIARD SHOW HOLDS UP 

"The Pride of Race" management at 
the Elliott theatre protests against the 
estimate made in last week's Varibtt 
the Robert Hilliard show did between 
$5,000 and $5,500 week Feb. 7, also that 
there was any lessening of public . In- 
terest in the production. 

According to the best information 
obtainable, the management appears to 
be upheld in its contention, through 
the Elliott theatre being reported to 
have done around $7,000 that same 
week (Feb. 7), and $8,600 last week 
(Feb. 14). 



"THE POWERS" CONFERRING. 

There was a rather lengthy confer- 
ence on between Lee Shubert and Klaw 
& Erlanger Tuesday. 

Lee Shubert called at the Amsterdam 
theatre during the afternoon and was 
there for almost an hour on the sixth 
floor. 



BLOSSOM SEELEY LEAVING. 

The "Stop, Look and Listen" pro- 
duction at the Globe will be bereft of 
the services of Blossom Seeley, after 
this Saturday. She gave "notice" to the 
management a couple of weeks ago, and 
intends to re-enter vaudeville Feb. 28 at 
Shea's, Euffalo. 



CABLES 



IN LONDON 



London, Feb. 2. 
Early in the summer a new London 
theatre will be opened. It is to be of 
small size, seating 800 and adjoins the 
Ambassadors. It will be known as St. 
Martins. 

"The Spanish Maw" was withdrawn 
from the Apollo Jan. 27 and followed 
by a splendid revival 29th of January, 
of "The Taming of the Shrew," with 
Oscar Asche and Lily Brayton. 

When Robert Courtneidge plays the 
musical play "Vivien" to the Shaftes- 
bury at the end of February it will be 
renamed "My Lady Fraylc." 

In accordance with Miss Hoeniman's 
policy "The Parish Pump," which has 
caught on, will Feb. 7 be replaced by a 
new play "The Joan Danvers," re- 
cently produced in Manchester. The 
author is Frank Slayton and is based 
on the revolt of the younger genera- 
tion against the "tyranny" of the 
older. 

Lena Ashwell has withdrawn "The 
Starlight Express" from the Kings- 
way and "L'Enfant Prodigue" has been 
revived there. Lena Ashwell will take 
Iris Intervenes on the road. 

"Watch Your Step" will be with- 
drawn Feb. 5 for the final rehearsals 
of "Follow the Crowd." There are 
two acts and seven scenes and the 
English book is said to contain plenty 
of humor and no less than 21 musical 
numbers. The strong cast includes 
Ethel Levey, Fay Compton, Blanche 
Tomlin, Robert Hale, Joseph Coyne. 
The revue is, of course, an English 
version of "Stop, Look, Listen," by 
Arthur Wimperis and Hartley Carrick. 

"Tina" the musical comedy at the 
Adelphi, has caught on and recently 
celebrated its 100th performance. 



Horace A Vachells "Case of Lady 
Camber" has passed its 150th per- 
formance at the Savoy. 

Ethel Irving is scoring a conspicuous 
success on her tour in South Africa 
with "The Witness for the Defence." 

The Follies at the conclusion of the 
engagement at the Coliseum will tour 
the leading surburban and provincial 
theatres under the direction of Dan 
Everard. 

The Queen has chosen Tuesday, 
March 7, for the mammoth matinee at 
the Coliseum in aid of the Princess Vic- 
toria of Schleswig-Holstein's Fund to 
provide concerts for the troops at the 
hospitals and at the front. Her ma- 
jesty and other members of the Royal 
family will be present and Oswald 
Stoll, with the assistance of fellow 
managers, hope to arrange a record 
program. 



"Samples" has been transferred from 
the Playhouse to the vaudeville where 
Mabel Russell is the life and soul of 
Harry Grattan's pretty light-hearted 
revue. 

Charles Hawkey in conjunction with 
Frank Curzon will produce at the 
Playhouse a new play entitled "Please 
Help Emily," by H. M. Harwood with 
an all star cast. 

"Mavourneen" disappeared from His 
Majesty's Jan. 29th. The play boomed 
entirely on the fact that Lily Elsie 
was after an absence of four years, re- 
turning. She agreed to play for eight 
weeks at a salary of $750 weekly, 
which she did giving the entire amount 
to war charities. When she left at 
Christmas the play dropped. 

Arthur Bourchie will present a new 
play of Australian political life at His 
Majesty's on Jan. 31st, entitled "Mrs. 
Pretty and the Premier" by Arthur H. 
Adams, an Australian journalist. It 
has already had a most successful pre- 
liminary canter in the provinces. 

Charles Hawkey has been adjudicated 
a bankrupt with liabilities $100,000 as- 
sets $50. This is his second bank- 
ruptcy. He has not received his dis- 
charge from the first. 

The new musical play "Vivien," by 
Mose Pemberton and Arthur Wein- 
peris, with music by Howard Talbot 
and Herman Finck, after a most suc- 
cessful four weeks in Birmingham, has 
gone to Glasgow for two weeks before 
opening at the Shaftesbury about the 
third week in February. 

Bannister Howard's lease of the 
Aldwych theatre expires in February, 
when he will take a short holiday be- 
fore going to America to secure plays. 

The American express train farce 
"Excuse Me," has been transformed 
into a musical farce comedy and with 
a strong company is playing twice 
nightly in the provinces under the 
managership of Harry Day, with music 
by Herman Darweski. 

Most of the London artists are in- 
defatigable in entertaining "Tommies" 
both at the hospitals, in camps and 
even at the front. Recently George 
Grossmith, Leslie Henson and Henri 
Lconi (of the Gaiety) Henry Ainley, 
Lieuten and Arthur Prince (ventrilo- 
quist) journeyed on Sunday morning 
to France, entertained as many soldiers 
as possible and returned by special 
steamer to London in time to take up 
their parts at their respective theatres. 

"Joyland" at the Hippodrome cost 
$75,000 to produce, but the outlay is 
justified from a box office point of 
view as the receipts total nearly $20,000 
weekly. 



GEO. BALLINGER DROWNED. 

London, Feb. 16. 

George Ballinger, an American, dis- 
appeared from London, Dec. 6, and his 
body was recovered from the Trent, 
Jan. 6. 

The verdict pronounced at the in- 
quest was "Found drowned." 

A report this week that George 
Ballinger had recently died under sus- 
picious circumstances in London, led 
Variety- to cable its London office, 
with the above reply. 

At the Harry Blaney office, 1482 
Broadway, Monday a Variety represen- 
tative was informed that office had 
heard Mr. Ballinger died abroad, but 
through the serious illness of his 
mother, the matter had been supressed 
as far as they were able to, to prevent 
her hearing of it. 

George Ballinger at one time was 
general manager in New York for the 
Charles E. Blaney enterprises and quite 
prominent theatrically. He left for 
the other side some time ago. 



"CAROLINE," GREAT SUCCESS. 

London, Feb. 16. 

"Caroline," a comedy by Somerset 
Maugham, was produced Feb. 8 at 
the New theatre to big success. 

It is under the Dion Boucicault man- 
agement. 

Irene Vanbrugh and Lilian Mc- 
Carthy personally scored in it. 



MAGICIAN "BIRDED" OUT. 

London, Feb. 16. 
Nevil Maskelyne, the veteran magi- 
cian (proprietor of St. George's Hall) 
opened at the Coliseum in a magical 
sketch and was "birded." He closed 
after the first show. 



Albert Whelan Coming Back. 

London, Feb. 16. 
Albert Whelan is booked for a re- 
turn engagement in vaudeville in 
America and sails shortly to open in 
New York. 




COLLINS' MUSIC HALL 

The above is the billing of VAN HOVEN at 
one of London's oldest music halls, and Van 
surely is proud of it. 

Considering that only eight years ago VAN 
HOVEN was unahle to secure an engagement 
and had to wash dishes in a cheap restaurant 
on West Madison street, Chicago, at $5 a week, 
you can't blame him for being nappy. 

Sailing soon for home. 

[Jack Fitzgerald, drop me a line.] 



SAILINGS. 

San Francisco, Feb. 16. 

Feb. 9 (for Australia) Mr. and Mrs. 
Ben J. Fuller, maid and children, Early 
and Leight (and daughter Pearl), 
Madge Maitland and husband, Freddy 
James, Estelle Wordette and com- 
pany, The Flemmings, Mr. and Mrs. 
Littlejohn, Mr. and Mrs. Alf Holt, 
Pearl and Irene Sans, Harry De Coy, 
Mildred Grover and Dick Richards 
(Sierra). 

Feb. 19, Odette Myrtil (St. Paul). 

Feb. 26, Roxy La Rocco (New Am- 
sterdam). 



OFFERING DE COURVILLE. 

London, Feb. 16. 
Albert de Courville has received a 
cable from the Shuberts offering him 
the 44th Street theatre in New York in 
the event that he is unable to secure 
the Century. It is said Klaw & Erlan- 
ger have also been in touch with the 
London manager and have offered him 
two of their New York theatres. 

It was learned Lee Shubert was the 
first to inform Albert de Courville that 
Charles Dillingham had the Century 
through the medium of a cablegram of- 
fering him the 44th Street theatre to 
house the production of "Joyland," 
which is to be brought to America 
next fall. 

When Shubert learned Dillingham 
and Otto Kahn had talked over the 
matter of the' Century and that the 
former had verbally agreed to assume 
the management he immediately of- 
fered his house. 

In the meantime, William J. Wilson, 
De Courville's American representative, 
is still in hope of securing the Century. 
All he is awaiting is the return to New 
York of Mr. Dillingham (expected to- 
day, Friday) for a three-cornered con- 
ference with Mr. Kahn. 



NORWORTH DRAMATIZING. 

London,- Feb. 16. 
Jack Norworth /has engaged with 
Jerome K. Jeromt to dramatize the 
author's book, "They and I," with the 
idc*~of framing the leading role to suit 
Norworth's personality for a starring 
vehicle. 



MATTER OF FILLING? 

London, Feb. 16. 
Lee White is leaving the Alhambra. 
It is putting in a legitimate star to 
head the female contingent — probably 
Marie Lohr, to be billed over Miss 
White. 



BUTT WANTS INA CLAIRE. 

London, Feb. 16. 
Alfred Butt, the producing manager, 
has cabled an offer to Ina Claire, to 
appear here, commencing in May, in 
a musical comedy Mr. Butt will then 
produce. 

Ina Claire is with Ziegfeld's "Fol- 
lies," in Indianapolis this week. 



"LADIES- COST BIZ. 

London, Feb. 16. 

Business at the Alhambra has fallen 

off. The drop came just about the 

time they took the "ladies" out of the 

promenade parade. 



VAUDEVILLE 



BOSTON'S POLICE CENSOR 

SETS VAUDEVILLE PRECEDENT 

Sergeant Frank Casey from Beantown Reviews Act of Ruth 
St. Denis at Palace, New York. Mitt St. Denis at 
i 9 s Boston, This Week. Only Change Ordered 
— Drape in Tights 



Boston, Feb. 16. 

Boston made a precedent for vaude- 
ville late last week when it shipped 
Sergeant Frank Casey of the local po- 
lice to the Palace theatre, New York, 
where Casey "reviewed" the classical 
dancing act as given by Ruth St. 
Denis. 

Miss St. Denis is at Keith's, Boston, 
this week. The only change in the 
turn from the New York appearance 
is that Miss Denis, also Ted Shawn in 
her support, have encased their legs 
in tights. By what system the official 
police censor arrived at his conclusion 
is unknown here, since Miss St. Denis, 
when giving her present vaudeville 
turn as a portion of a whole matinee 
performance by her in this town, was 
cruelly "censored." 

It is said R. G. Larsen, the local 
Keith manager, applied to have the 
police officer pass on the St. Denis 
act in advance, as a precautionary step 
to prevent any change or notoriety 
following the Keith opening perform- 
ance here. ' 



MYRTIL BREAKS CONTRACT. 

The St. Paul, sailing tomorrow 
morning for Liverpool, will carry away 
Odette Myrtil, and leave Flo Ziegfeld 
with a broken contract the girl left 
behind, that calls for her appearance 
under the Ziegfeld management for an- 
other year. 

Miss Myrtil, who is French and an 
eccentric violiniste of much popularity 
in Ziegfeld's "Midnight Frolic," will 
open at the Alahambra, London, Feb 
28, as a vaudeville act, receiving ac- 
cording to report around $400 a week. 

It's just about a year since young 
Miss Myrtil arrived over here, imported 
by Charles Bornhaupt, the foreign 
agent, who placed the girl in a Brook- 
lyn vaudeville theatre at $60 for the 
week. Mr. Ziegfeld saw her and offered 
$75. She opened on the Amsterdam 
Roof as a part of the midnight show 
and was raised to $100 weekly within 
two weeks, now receiving $200 a week 
from the same management (six per- 
formances weekly). 

The father of Miss Myrtil travels with 
her. He is said to have had some in- 
fluence over her abrupt departure. The 
idea apparently is for Miss Myrtil to 
remain abroad until she is of age, then 
return to this side for an extended vau- 
deville engagement. It is said the Or- 
pheum Circuit offered the French girl 
$400 a week over its tour, but Ziegfeld 
is reported to have refused an uncondi- 
tional release from his contract (signed 
by the father). 

Another grievance Miss Myrtil is re- 



ported harboring against the Roof 
manager is that she was told if proving 
satisfactory a role in a production 
would be given her. Miss Myrtil says 
the continual Addling the same way 
every night finally so wore on her 
nerves she could no longer endure 
it. Neither could she see, accord- 
ing to her statement, any oppor- 
tunity for the coming year upon the 
Roof beyond what had already been 
given her, which was a speciality as a 
violin player. Being a natural per- 
former Miss Myrtil made much of this, 
to the greater pleasure of the audience 
than herself. 



MRS. JACK McGREEVY'S ACT. 

Chicago, Feb. 16. 

Mrs. Jack McGreevy celebrates her 
return to vaudeville next week when 
she begins a tour of the Butterfield cir- 
cuit with Jimmy Creighton (formerly 
of Creighton, Belmont and Creighton) 
the pair offering the vehicle done in 
vaudeville by Mr. and Mrs. Jack Mc- 
Greevy. 

The Creighton-McGreevy partnership 
was arranged by Harry Weber and 
"Tink" Humphrey, two of Jack Mc- 
Greevy's closest friends. Mrs. Mc- 
Greevy was recently robbed of all her 
jewels and a considerable portion of 
her money, the theft occurring at her 
home in Houston. 




"PROFESSIONAL COPY" ABUSE. 

The professional managers of the 
several large popular music publish- 
ing concerns are understood to be on 
the point of holding a conference to 
determine how to prevent the rapidly 
increasing abuse of the "professional 
copy" courtesy of their department. 

"Professional copies" of sheet music 
were originally intended for advance 
use by singers who wished to rehearse 
the numbers. They are small printed 
sheets, carrying only the words and 
music without cover illustration. They 
are always given away. 

It is claimed that at the most 5,000 
of the professional copies would suf- 
fice in any music house for the most 
popular of the song hits, but music 
concerns have grown to printing 35,000, 
or 40,000 copies, until the subject has 
become a serious one to the profession- 
al manager. The latter say the artists 
who are entitled to ask for the profes- 
sional copies and receive them do not 
realize that in requesting extra sets of 
prof, copies of songs they do not need 
(most often for friends outside the busi- 
ness, who probably asked them to se- 
cure the copies) that the artists indi- 
rectly are belittling the music publish- 
ing business. 

The professional managers liken the 
giving away to the public of profession- 
al copies on the same basis as a thea- 
tre manager looks upon the free pass 
evil. Once the public secures some- 
thing for nothing, it dislikes thereaf- 
ter to pay for it, and moreover loses 
any good impression that previously 
may have been held, thinking that 
since the professional copies are so 
easy to obtain as a gift, popular music 
isn't worth buying. 

Many lay people have a "bug" for 
professional copies. They like to have 
this evidence of "standing in" exposed 
on the piano, and if they know an art- 
ist, have no hesitation in asking him or 
her to bring them some. 

The professional managers will prob- 
ably ask the artists to co-operate with 
them to stop the professional copy 
abuse, as they say that when this 
phase of the matter is brought to the 
attention of the artists they will ac- 
cept the suggestions of their lay 
friends in a smiling spirit and then for- 
get about it, thereby aiding in placing 
the professional copy affair strictly up- 
on a professional basis, between the 
music publisher and only the artists 
who are entitled to the courtesy. 



MANAGER'S WIFE WINS. 

Detroit, Mich., Feb. 16. 

Charles E. Hagedorn, manager of 
the National, Detroit, must give his 
wife — a former actress — $1,500 in cash 
and all the household furniture, accord- 
ing to the verdict of a circuit court 
judge before the divorce proceedings 
were heard last week. 

Mr. Hagedorn filed the original bill 
of divorce, but his wife filed a counter 
suit and won. 



WIDOW SUES JOE HOWARD. 

Portland, Ore., Feb. 16. 

Mrs. Edah Withcrspoon, a widow, 
daughter of G. L. Reimann of 74C2 56th 
avenue, southeast, has filed suit against 
Joseph E. Howard for $50,000 alleging 
breach of promise, and $300 for a trous- 
seau she had provided for the cere- 
mony. 

Howard, in answering, says the pro- 
posal he is alleged to have made was in 
the nature of a joke and that he 
couldn't marry because Mable McCane, 
his vaudeville partner, is also his wife. 

The suit is the outcome of an after- 
noon party at a local cafe March 2, 
1915, at which Howard, the widow and 
her father were present. During the 
party the father is said to have ex- 
pressed a wish his daughter could mar- 
ry a man like Howard. To this Ho- 
ward is reported to have replied he 
would marry her and the bargain was 
sealed with a kiss. The widow also 
alleges she has letters from the com- 
poser-actor which he wrote after leav- 
ing the city. 

The plaintiff has been a widow for 
two years and has a son 16 years old. 

NEVER LET THE SAME BEE 
STING YOU TWICE! 

JULE DELMAR IN U. B. 0. 

Jule Delmar returned this week to the 
United Booking Offices suite in the Pal- 
ace theatre building. It seemed hardly 
likely Mr. Delmar would be assigned 
any particular line of duty for a few 
days, until he resettled himself in the 
offices where he had been so long. About 
four years ago Mr. Delmar left the 
U. B. O., induced away by an attractive 
contract from the Shuberts. 

In connection with his bookings for 
the Shubert attractions Mr. Delmar also 
interviewed acts who wanted to play 
on the Loew Circuit, making his head- 
quarters for some time in the Loew 
general offices. Around three months 
ago or so he canceled his Shubert 
agreement. 

Known as one of the best vaudeville 
booking men in the country when with 
the United, Mr. Delmar never lost his 
grasp on vaudeville, big or small, and 
went back to the big time agency fully 
equipped for any service he might be 
called upon to perform. 



MME. SUMIKO 

AND HER FOUR DANCING GEISHAS 
The greatest novelty feature act of the season, 
1916-17. 

H. B. MARINELLI 



Shuberts Sign Ford Girls. 
Mable and Dora Ford have been 
placed under contract by the Shuberts 
for the Winter Garden production to 
follow the Al Jolson show. 



HIP'S SUNDAY VAUDEVILLE. 

The drawing powers of the straight 
vaudeville bill presented at the Hippo- 
drome last Sunday night by Charles 
Dillingham as a benefit for the Actor's 
Fund, may decide that manager to 
hereafter continue the vaudeville shows 
there. 

On the poorest show night of the 
season, through the snow storm, the 
Hippodrome played to capacity, around 
$6,000. The bill was made up of spe- 
cialties by only players engaged in 
the Dillingham musical productions. 

This Sunday night, at the Hip, Charlie 
Chaplin will be the main attraction. He 
will lead Sousa's Band. Chaplin is 
playing the single night on percentage. 
One-half of his proceeds will be given 
to the Actors' Fund of America, and 
the remainder donated to the Variety 
Artists' Federation of England. 



VAUDEVILLE 



SINGER'S MIDGETS ATTACHED 
IN MASSACHUSETTS FOR $29,500 

Record Amount Demanded from Vaudeville Act in 1 

Manner. Frank Bohm, Plaintiff, Alleges Future Profits 

to That Amount. Has Contract With Singer 

Who Threatens to Retire from Stage 

Until it Expires. 



Boston, Feb. 16. 

Leo von Singer, owner of a vaude- 
ville turn known as Singer's Midgets, 
was attached last Saturday on behalf 
of Frank Bohm, of New York, for 
$29,500. 

The attachment was placed against 

the equipment of the act then playing 

at Loew's St. James theatre here. Two 

elephants, 1 valued at $7,000, 15 ponies 
valued at $4,000, costumes valued at 
$5,000, used by the nineteen midgets 
employed in the turn, and all para- 
phernalia were levied upon. 

Saturday night and Sunday perform- 
ances were permitted to be given by 
the act at the theatre. 

Thomas J. Barry, acting for Bohm 
in concert with O'Brien, Malevinsky & 
Driscoll, of New York, placed the local 
attachment founded on a claim of 
Bohm's for his share of future profits 
from the Singer turn under his con- 
tract with Singer which still has 80 
weeks to run before expiring at the 
end of the '17-'18 theatrical season. It 
was executed March 1, 1915. 

Monday, Mrs. Singer filed a third- 
part claim for the elephants, claiming 
ownership of the animals under a bill 
of sale from her husband. The weekly 
feed bill for Bohm will be about $100 
as long as he retains possession of the 
outfit 

It is reported Leo von Singer has 
recently asserted his intention of no 
longer playing his midget act under 
Frank Bohm's direction. Bohm se- 
cured the act when it first played 
Hammerstein's, after it had been im- 
ported in this country by S. Rachmann 

It was immediately placed by Bohm 
to play the Loew Circuit at $800 
weekly in New York, and $1,000 a 
week outside. Afterward Bohm or- 
ganized the midgets act into a road 
show, going on tour, and was said to 
have lost $27,000 on the trip, Bohm al- 
leging at the time Singer was an equal 
partner in all profits and losses. 

A story this week had it Bohm in- 
tends filing suit in New York state 
against Singer for $6,500 in profits due 
him, Bohm claims, Singer has failed 
to account to him for, and a further 
sum of $2,812 Bohm says he holds 
Singer's I. O. U.'s for. There is a 
printing bill of $2,400 to be adjusted 
between them. 

It, is also reported Bohm has in- 
structed his New York attorneys to 
prevent Singer's Midgets playing any- 
where, excepting under Bohm's direc- 
tion. Bohm's instructions telling his 
lawyers to obtain an injunction against 



Singer doing so, if that becomes 
necessary. 

The tension between Singer and 
Bohm ran at a high point of late. It 
is within the past two weeks it was 
rumored Singer had stated he would 
withdraw his midgets from the stage 
until his contract with Bohm had end- 
ed, rather than to continue under the 
Bohm agreement. Another report 
was to the effect Singer contemplated 
purchasing a home at New Rochelle, 
N. Y. f and settling down there, pend- 
ing the termination of the agreement. 
Meanwhile it is likewise reported Sing- 
er has nearly perfected arangements 
to travel over the Pantages Circuit, 
following the outcome of the legal 
tangle Bohm started. 

Singer is a foreigner. He lately en- 
tered application for naturalization as 
a United States citizen. Leo von 
Singer was not in Boston when the 
attachment was served, the largest in 
amount ever demanded of one vaude- 
ville act. His wife was operating the 
turn. 

The Bohm-Singer agreement is said 
to be a 50-50 one on profits between 
the parties. After the failure of the 
road tour, Bohm returned the Singer 
act to vaudeville, playing it on a 
straight salary in some houses of 
$1,500 for the week, and in others 
going in on a percentage basis, the act 
having secured as its weekly share, 
various amounts ranging from $1,200 
lo $2,400. The Singer midget act was 
the headline feature on several pop 
vaudeville programs that broke rec- 
ords for receipts. It was the feature 
of the Loew's Orpheum, Boston bill 
the week of Jan. 13, that got the box 
office of that theatre $13,500. 

Singer acted as his own and Bohm's 
representative while the act traveled, 
collecting monies due and making dis- 
bursements. It is said by Bohm that 
upon Singer failing to account to him 
the past four weeks for the profits of 
the act, and Singer's refusal to accept 
engagements secured for him by 
Bohm for this and the next two weeks 
he sued out the attachment. 



WALTER KEEFE IN CHARGE. 

The Loew Circuit routing sheets are 
in the temporary charge of Walter F. 
Kccfc, while Jos. M. Schenck is away 
on a vacation. Mr. Schenck left last 
Saturday for the South. 

Mr. Keefe, who is the general booker 
for the Miles Circuit, has his head- 
quarters in the Loew offices, and 
merely moved from one desk to another 
to take charge of all the bills. He is 
assisted by Jake Lubin, who occupies 
that position under Mr. Schenck. 



NEW ACTS. 

"Snookum's Birthday," a farce 
comedy with music with a cast of 6, 
including Countess Olga Von Hatz- 
feldt, Harold West, the lilliputian, 
Louis Powers, Anna Sands, Clifford 
Lyons and Jack Hendley, written by 
Aaron Hoffmann; opens Feb. 28. 

Jimmie Casson (formerly Casson 
and Bond) with Dorothy Earle, from 
musical comedy. (Harry Weber.) 

Al Brown (who has left the leader- 
ship of the Reisenweber revue or- 
chestra) and Charles Althoff. 

Lane and Harper, two-act. (Max 
Landau.) 

Billy Gibson assisted by Marie 
Doris. 

Lottie Alter in a new sketch, called 
"The X Mark". 

Isabel D'Armond is framing a two- 
act for vaudeville. 

Harlequin Trio (Frank Bohm). 



THREE-CORNERED BOOKING. 

A three-cornered booking affiliation 
is under way that should eventually 
bring the Rickards' Australian Circuit, 
the Affiliated Booking Corporation 
(Chicago) and the Western States 
Vaudeville Association (San Francisco) 
into a booking pact. 

At present the majority of acts 
booked for Australia by Chris O. 
Brown in New York are given several 
weeks on the coast, where they play 
the W. S. V. A. time; and now, with 
the recent affiliation of the coast cir- 
cuit with the A. B. C, it looks as though 
the Affiliated will also take up the Chris 
Brown acts and route them through 
to the coast, where, after playing for 
the Ackerman-Harris combine they 
leave for Australia. 

With the Rickards* circuit booking 
from seven to 15 acts monthly, the 
arrangement will make things easier 
for all concerned. 

(The Western States Vaudeville As- 
sociation of San Francisco is distinct 
and apart from the Western Vaudeville 
Managers' Association of Chicago, the 
initials of each tending to confuse un- 
less familiar with the two names.) 



W. V. M. A. GETS TWO. 

Chicago, Feb. 16. 
The Western Vaudeville Managers' 
Association issued franchises this week 
to two Middle Western theatres, the 
Wallace, Peru, Ind., beginning Feb. 24, 
with a vaudeville show, and the Eagle, 
Wabash, Ind., opening the first week 
in March with a tabloid policy. 




IN AND OUT. 

Adele Rowland nearly did not open at 
the Palace Monday, the management 
declining her services after she had ob- 
jected to the Sunday advertisements 
which featured Harry Carroll equally 
with her. Mr. Carroll was to have been 
Miss Rowland's accompanist on the 

piano. Late Monday morning Miss 
Rowland signified a willingness to play 
the engagement and duly appeared for 
the matinee. 

Evelyn Nesbitt and Jack Clifford 
open at the Orpheum, Los Angeles to- 
day (Friday). It is the first week of 
their local two weeks' engagement. 
While examining an air gun last Thurs- 
day at Chockton Mr. Clifford had the 
end of his little finger cut off when the 
gun suddenly shut and caught it. The 
team could not therefore open at the 
usual time. William Rock and Frances 
White, the recently organized turn Mr. 
Rock presented at the Orpheum, San 
Francisco, took the vacated place, and 
will leave today for Salt Lake, where 
they are to open at the Orpheum Mon- 
day. 

Ma Belle and Ballet could not make 
Pittsburgh Monday, Ma Belle having 
been slightly hurt by an automobile 
Sunday while on her way to catch the 
train. William Lamp and Co. were hur- 
ried into the opening left at Davis. 
Johnnie Collins, who books the house, 
told Paul Durand the act's agent Sat- 
urday, that nothing could prevent the 
turn from making Pittsburgh excepting 
an auto accident, whereupon Durand 
signed a guarantee they would be 
there. That will cost Durand about 
$75. 
'The Picchiani Troupe, foreigners, to 
save expense in transportation, left 
New York on a Boston boat Sunday 
night when a bad snow storm was rag- 
ing. They were due to appear in a 
Loew Boston theatre Monday. The 
boat had to put back after starting. 

The Three Leightons were out of the 
bill at the Orpheum, Omaha, Sunday, 
but were expected to return Monday. 
Illness. 

Conroy's Diving Models, the Poll's, 
Bridgeport, feature for this week, could 
not open due to the water act's tank 
not arriving. The Freshman" sub- 
stituted. 

Dickinson and Deagon did not open 
at Poli's, Waterbury. Conn., Monday. 
Garvey and Faye substituted. 

Many disappointments were expect- 
ed through the severe storm in the 
east Sunday, but booking managers as 
a whole were ag/eebly surprised at the 
light misses Monday. The most trouble 
was encountered in making the move- 
ments over Greater New York. 

Bert Hanlon replaced Ethel Hop- 
kins in the Bushwick, Brooklyn bill 
this week. 



BRYAN LEE-MARY CRANSTON 

American. Popular The little Beauty with the 
Balladist Wonderful Golden Hair 

A big hit as usual. Watch for their return on 
Broadway with a new novel act. 

P. S.— This goes if Bryan Lee can hold out 
against the army of film managers— from sign- 
ing Mary for pictures. 



Managers Visiting New Orleans. 
New Orleans, Feb. 16. 
Martin Beck, Morris Meyerfeld, Jr., 
Mort H. Singer and Sanford Sachs, all 
interested in vaudeville, are here this 
week paying New Orleans a pleasurable 
visit. 



VAUDEVILLE 



ELECTION AND OTHER MATTERS 
HOLDING ATTENTION OF RATS 



Ballots to Be Printed Feb. 26. Matter of Rats Before American 
Federation Leads to Liberal Offer by Organization. Shu- 
berts Settle Claims Made Through Rats 9 Legal De- 
partment. Chicago Representative Resigns. 



The ballots for the impending elec- 
tion of White Rats executives, includ- 
ing an all new Board of Directors, will 
be prepared Feb. 26, when the time ex- 
pires for filing nominations for the 
various offices. The ballots are to be 
mailed to members immediately, and 
the result of the election will be made 
known about April 1, at which time the 
newly elected officers will immediately 
assume their duties, displacing the 
present ones. 

The new board of directors is to be 
known as the International Board. It 
will include 24 members in all, the 
coming election doing away with the 
Rats' present Board of Trustees. The 
Board of Directors now has 24 mem- 
bers, exclusive of the officers and 

trustees. 

On the new Board of Directors is 
to be the combined office of secretary, 
treasurer and international executive, 
represented by one person. Itfarry 
Mountford will be a candidate for the 
three combined positions. Mr. Mount- 
ford gave his policy or platform as 
such on the White Rats' Page in 
Variett Feb. 4. If elected Mr. Mount- 
ford will doubtlessly issue orders and 
operate the organization under his In- 
ternational Executive title. 

On questions of policy or in other 
matters, following the election, where 
the International Executive can not 
agree with the Board, or the Board 
can not agree with him, the disputed 
point is to be submitted to the Rats 
membership at large by a referendum 
vote. In the constitution of the Rats 
directorate now, and it has been so in 
the past, the Board of Directors has 
been the sole governing power. What- 
ever authority has been invested in an 
official other than the routine duties of 
the office, has been invested in him 
by the Board, that applying to Mr. 
Mountford's present position with title 
of International Organizer, although 
the current method of running the 
Rats just now as understood is prac- 
ticed by Mr. Mountford presenting to 
or conferring with the Board. 

The officers of the White Rats, to be 
displaced by the coming election, are: 

Frank Fogarty, president; Alf Grant, 
vice-president; Harry Mountford, in- 
ternational executive; Trustees, Edward 
Esmonde, Johnny E. Bell, Harry O. 
Hayes, Henry Pemberton; Board of Di- 
rectors, Edward Garvie, Geo. E. Del- 
more, Jas. F. Dolan, William P. Burt, 
Jack McLallen, Frank C. Evans, Junie 
McCree, Richard Milloy, Frank North, 
Geo. W. Monroe, Frank W. Mollis, Dr. 
Carl Herman, Robert L. Dailey, George 
Felix, John Gilroy, Burton Green, 
Arthur Williams, Irving Hay, Frank 
Herbert, William Keough, James 



Marco, W. C. Matthews, Geoffrey 
Whalen, Fred Niblo. 

In a wire received in New York this 
week from Frank Fogarty in San 
Francisco, the president of the Rats, 
he said: "I do not wish to make any 
statement. I will support any candidate 
who is the members' choice. I wish 
the organization success from the bot- 
tom of my heart" 

After a conference last week in New 
York, before Samuel Gompers, presi- 
dent of the American Federation of La- 
bor, a statement was prepared by Mr. 
Gompers and Hugh Frayne, general 
organizer of the A. F. of L., and sent 
out to the theatrical papers. It follows 
below. 

It is reported that during the confer- 
ence Harry Mountford, representing 
the White Rats, informed Mr. Gompers, 
the American Federation of Labor 
could have any facts or statistics it de- 
sired relative to the White Rata Actors' 
Union, but that the Rats would refuse 
to give such information to any curi- 
osity seeking individual, Mr. Mountford 
offering the A. F. of L. the privilege of 
inspecting the books of the Rats. 
Thereupon it is said, Mr. Gompers ap- 
pointed a committee to do so, and also 
to examine the proposed new constitu- 
tion of the Rats. 

Just what the examination of the 
Rats' books is for seems unknown to 
those familiar with the matter, but it 
is said there is a wide divergence of 
opinion between the officers of the 
Rats and other people as to how vari- 




JULES 
RAUCOURT 

GABY 
DESLYS' 
Former 
Dancing 
Partner. 
PARIS- 
FOLIES 
BKKC.ERE; 
LONDON- 
DUKE OF 
YORK'S; 
NEW 
YORK- 
THE 
B1LTMORE 




ous sums of money in the past were 
spent by the organization. 

Mr. Mountford's offer to Mr. Gomp- 
ers is said to have been accompanied 
by a statement from him at the same 
time, saying the Rats only wished a 
clean bill of health from the Federation 
and had nothing to hide. 

The committee appointed by Mr. 
Gompers consists of Mr. Frayne, 
James Holland, Ernest Bohm (Central 
Federated Union), Mr. Mountford, 
Harry ^DeVeaux, Mrs. Margaret Fitz- 
patrictt (Actor's Society) and Mr. 
Gompers. 

The statement issued by Messrs. 

Gompers and Frayne is: 

The 8an FrancWco coo Tent Ion of the Amer- 
ican Federation of Labor directed the Execu- 
tive Council to arrange a conference at which 
an effort should be made to reconcile the dif- 
ferences exiting among some of the members 
and organization* In the theatrical profexulon. 
The B C. In turn directed Mr. Samuel Gom- 
pers, President of the American Federation of 
Labor, to act In the name of the Council. In 
accordance therewith, at his Invitation, a 
conference was held at the Continental Hotel, 
New York City, In which the following par- 
ticipated : 

Representing A. F. of L. : President Samuel 
Gompers, James B. Roach and Hugh Frayne, 
General Organisers. 

Representing White Rats Actors' Union : 
Harry Mountford, Junle McCree, Edward Es- 
mond. 

Representing Hebrew Drsnch (White Rats 
Actors' Union) : Joseph Welas, Attorney Sten- 
net. 

Representing Central Federated Union : 
James P. Holland. Ernest Bohm, Robert Brln- 
dell. 

Representing German Branch (White Rats 
Actors' Union) : Otto Btelnert. 

Representing Actors' Society of America: 
Mrs. Margaret Fttspatrlck. 

Representing non-afflllated actors : Harry 
De Vaux. 

A general discussion of the situation took 
place and all matters In dispute con«lrtered. 
Upon the suggestion of President Gompers, a 
further conference Is to be held within s few 
dsys at the call of Organiser Frayne, at which 
a final effort Is to be msde to adtuwt minor 
differences and for the complete unity of the 
organization and the member* of the the- 
atrical profession and that thereafter with the 
aid of the A. F. of L. a campaign of organis- 
ing la to be Inaugurated — nation wide. 

The General meeting of the White 

Rats has been again postponed in 

order to allow Messrs. Mountford and 

Gompers an opportunity to discuss the 

construction of the new constitution 

which m ust be completed before the 

call of the scheduled general meeting. 



Chicago, Feb. 16. 

Will P. Conley, for the past two and 
one-half years the Chicago representa- 
tive of the White Rats Actors' Union, 
has voluntarily tendered his resignation 
to the Union, to become effective Feb. 
26. Conley's resignation was sent in 
Jan. 24. 

Conley will not withdraw his mem- 
bership but quits the active post in or- 
der to devote all of his attention to a 
branch of the vaudeville business in 
which he will become a prime factor. 

Through the legal department of the 
White Rats the Shuberts were induced 
to pay a full week's salary to Steele 
and Winslow who recently appeared at 
"The Castles in the Air" (44th Street 
theatre). The turn was forced to leave 
the city Saturday and because of their 
sudden departure the management de- 
clined to fulfil their end of the con- 
tract. 

The Shuberts also paid the lepal fees 
of Attorney Timony of the Rats in 
the matter of Bernard and Scarth, who 
retained Timony to enjoin the Win- 
ter Garden management from intro- 
ducing a portion of his copyrighted 
vaudeville specialty. 



. FOX AND SANTLEY IN ACT. 

A vaudeville turn proposed for the 
early summer by George O'Brien, of 
the Harry Weber Agency, and to fol- 
low the closing of the "Stop, Look, 
Listen" show at the Globe, is to be 
composed of Harry Fox, Joseph Sant- 
ley along with four girls, the turn to 
appear wholly in "one." 

Messrs. Fox and Santley are now 
with the Dillingham attraction. 

The salary asked for the new act it 
reported at about $2,000 a week, with 
the first showing of the turn to be seen 
in June. 



"Darktown Follies" in Harlem. 

The Lafayette theatre in Harlem, 
dark for a week, reopened Monday 
with "The Darktown Follies of 1916" 
which started a three weeks' engage- 
ment. The policy following the present 
engagement was intended to the pop 
vaudeville, colored stock and pictures, 
but it is understood an attempt will be 
made to keep the house as a stand for 
traveling colored companies. 

Manager Julian Elnore leaves shortly 
for a trip through the country to ar- 
range bookings for the colored shows. 



Mist Stedman Replacing Mitt Moore? 
The Shuberts this week sent out a 
call for Fannie Stedman, an eccentric 
comedienne on the style of Florence 
Moore. It was expected Miss Sted- 
man was needed to replace Miss 
Moore with the Shuberts' "Maid in 
America." Miss Moore joined the pro- 
duction a week or so ago. 



Hodkint Returns to Chicago. 
Chicago, Feb. 16. 

Charles E. Hodkins, at one time a 
prominent Chicago booking agent, and 
well known throughout the south, 
where he controlled a number of small 
time houses known as the Lyric Cir- 
cuit, returns to Chicago this week after 
a prolonged stay in the west. 

Hodkins is reported to have secured 
a number of houses during his absence 
and is expected to become affiliated 
with the local Pantages office. 



SAVOY AND BRENNAN. 

Bert Savoy and Jay Brennan, whose 
photos are on Variety's front cover, 
are vaudevilling in the east with their 
successful skit, "On the Rialto," writ- 
ten by Mr. Brennan, also the straight 
man cf the turn and a fine foil for 
Savoy's excellent impersonation. 

Mr. Savoy replaced Jimmie Russel in 
the Russell Brothers' act, following the 
sudden death of Jimmie, and is consid- 
ered one of the few worthy female im- 
pressionists on the vaudeville stage. 

The gowns in the Savoy-Brennan 
turn were created expressly for the act 
by Clarice. 

While the couple are the recipients 
of many flattering offers for European 
engagements, they will remain here to 
complete their season's booking on the 
Keith time. 

This week they are playing the Col- 
onial with the Orpheum, Brooklyn, and 
the Alhambra to follow. 

The turn is handled by C. & G. Bos- 
tock. 



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New York, Feb. 7. 
Kditor Variety: 

In Vaiiiktv's review of the Ruth St. 
Denis act at the Palace last week you 
refer to the fact that Luhowska did 
the same dance as Miss Foriiian does 
some months ago at the Palace. As 1 
have been accused of stealing this 
dance by other people also I would 
like to give the history of the dance. 

The music is the "Marche Indienne" 
by Sellenick. In the spring of 1913 1 
created a dance to this music which I 
used with a partner in a him in which 
I was featured by the Edison Company, 
entitled "Dances of the Ages." This 
was released May 26, 1913. Later in 
giving a scries of my own ballets and 
dance dramas in Los Angeles I rear- 
ranged the dance for my partner at 
that time (Miss Norma Gould) and she 
did it as a solo dance in my ballet, 
"Zuleika." and also on a concert tour 
under my management. 

After joining the St. Denis company 
in the spring of 1914 and working for 
some months, we started a transcon- 
tinental tour during which a dancer — 
F.van Burrows Fontaine by name — 
joined the company. She had been 
dancing at a Chicago cabaret and had 
tried out before Miss St. Denis during 
our engagement with the Chicago 
Symphony Orchestra, and as she 
showed promising material, was en- 
gaged for the tour. 

During that tour 1 taught her this 
dance step for step, Miss St. Denis cos- 
tumed it. and we billed it as the 
"Dansc Egyptienne." The Fontaine 
tfirl was dismissed in California and 
a girl who called herself "Psychema" 
was engaged, to whom I taught the 
"Dansc Egyptienne." adding some 
more of the original steps, the tech- 
nique of which had been too difficult 
for Fontaine to master. "Psychema" 
left us at the cto^e of last season, came 
to New York and reappeared this year 
under the name of "Luhowska," doing 
the same old dance which in all inter- 
views she claimed to have taken from 
the tombs in Egypt! 

This season I taught the dance to 
Ada Forman, but inasmuch as it had 
become too common as an Egyptian 
dance we recostumed it. changed the 
hand and arms and called it "Danse 
Javanese." Tt is a good dance, full of 
interesting steps, and could he cos- 
tumed in any Oriental or exotic man- 
ner, and probably it will reappear in 
the future in many guises. 

In the school this summer I taught 
this dance to at least 30 girls, and even 
on the road this year I have taught it 
to three in different cities. Tn justice 
to mysc|f 1 want it cleared up that this 
arrangement of poses, steps and move- 
ments to this music is original with 
me, and to support this statement I 
have many programs, press notices and 
picture film. Ted Shawn. 



New York, Feb. 10. 
Kditor Variety: 

The critic who, in the current num- 
ber of Variety accuses me of "borrow- 
ing and reproducing Helen Green's 
Actors' Boarding House" may be sur- 
prised to learn I have never read a line 
of Helen Green's in my life. 

I certainly "reproduced" an actor's 
boarding house in the story of my mo- 
tion picture, "The Final Curtain," but 
I had no idea it was Miss Green's 
actors' boarding house. I didn't even 
know Miss Green had the exclusive 
right to use that interesting industry. 

I had heard of actors' boarding 
houses before I ever heard of Helen 
Green. In fact, I lived in one in 1900, 
and it was that one which I had in 
mind, four years later, when I wrote 
for Hope Booth the scenario of "Our 
Lady of Laughter," which Kleine-Edi- 
son turned into "The Final Curtain." 
This, if I am not mistaken, was prior 
to the advent of Miss Green in New 
York. 

Your reviewer betrays rather an 
unfortunate ignorance of contempor- 
ary literature in supposing only we 
two have availed ourselves of this pic- 
turesque environment, and a surpris- 
ingly impulsive recklessness in accus- 
ing a reputable author of plagiarism 
before acquainting himself with the 
facts. C fanning Pollock. 



New York, Feb. 10. 
Kditor Variett: 

In your review of my sketch, "The 
I'nexpected," you say: 

"It follows too closely in outline The 
Passion Play of Washington Square,' 
recently produced as a playlet, and the 
endings are too similar, though 'sur- 
prise finishes' of the rehearsal sort have 
grown quite common within the past 
three years." 

"The Unexpected" was written three 
vears ago and was copyrighted Dec. 2. 
1913 under the title of "Game." It 
was revised and re-copyrighted Feb. 19, 
1915, under the title of "The Unex- 
pected" and was first produced at the 
Park Theatre, Newark, March 24, 
1915, with Mr. Ttilly Marshall and Miss 
Margaret Green. 

"The Passion Play of Washington 
Square" was first produced, so far as 
I have been able to ascertain, Nov. 
21, 1915. ^o that the first production 
of "The Inexrected" antedates it by 
eight months, while my piece was first 
copyrighted almost two years earlier. 

Aaron Hoffman 



Cushing, Okla., Feb. 10. 
Kditor Variety: 

Have just got through with an expe- 
rience which may be of service to fel- 
low actors. A man calling himself 
"The original Raffles— expert cracks- 
man"— engaged a vaudeville road show 
consisting of five acts, booked out of 



Kansas City, Mo., by the Hammond 
Dramatic Agency. 

The show opened at Bartlesville, 
Okla., then played Pawhuska to En- 
wright, Okla. 

Did well in all these towns and made 
money. The last stand, Stillwater, 
Okla., Mr. Raffles, after opening to a 
full house, left the next day with the 
receipts, leaving his company stranded. 
The company has since heard the 
said Raffles is in the habit of taking 
out companies and stranding them. 
Zampa. 

Wheeler and Goldie. 
Three Spooners, 
Jack Hamilton, 
Paul La Drew. 



Altoona, Pa., Feb. 7. 
Editor Variety: 

In a review of Proctor's 58th street 
theatre in last week's Variety it said 
I am reading "War Bulletins" follow- 
ing Nat Wills' style. 

I first read them the latter part of 
August, 1898, and continued all during 
the Spanish-American War. I revived 
the idea the first week the U. S. had 
trouble in Mexico and continued up to 
the time war was declared in Europe, 
when I immediately rewrote them to fit 
the situation. 

I think I am correct in stating that 
the first time Mr. Wills read war bul- 
letins was in August, 1914. 

George Yeoman. 



Enroute Feb. 10. 
Editor Variety: 

In Variety an article, under the 
San Francisco heading told about 
me being arrested on a charge of fail- 
ure to provide for the child of my 
former wife. The arrest was made on 
a four-year old warrant. 

There was no money due and when 
the case came up in the court it was 
thrown out. 

My former wife has a few imagined 
grievances and took the above men- 
tioned means to "get even." 

Max Le Hoen. 
(Le Hoen and Dupreece.) 



New York, Feb. 5. 
Editor Variety: 

In last week's Variety I read a lady 
named "Ray Levey," a performer, was 
arrested for shoplifting. My name is 
Ray Levey and I am a performer, 
pretty well known and respected by all 
my friends. I ask you to let the pub- 
lic know I am not the Ray Levey who 
was arrested. 

My husband is Ralph Levey, also 
very well known in the profession. He 
is now traveling through Louisanna 
with a picture. 

Ray Levey. 



Omaha, Feb. 12. 
Editor, Variety: 

An article in the current Variety is 
causing me embarrassment, through 
an unfortunate coincidence of names. 

The Lillian Kingsbury who is hav- 
ing trouble with her husband, George 
W. Kingsbury, is not myself. 

I am the widow of Clint G. Ford, 
an actor, who died two years ago. 
Kingsbury is my maiden name. 

Lillian Kingsbury. 

(At present playing on the Orpheum 
circuit in "The Coward.") 



PHILLY TAKES ACTION. 

Philadelphia, Feb. 16. 

On recommendations of Public 

Safety Director Wilson, supervisor of 
local morals, Mayor Smith ordered the 
revocation of the Gayety theatre's li- 
cense last week. The house is located 
on 8th near Pine streets and holds a 
franchise in the American Burlesque 
Association wheel. 

Director Wilson complained of the 
shows playing the Gayety, claiming 
they were not of a desirable character, 
and in addition objected to the 
"Cooch" dancing anl the distribution 
of cards through the audience, the 
cards being alleged to come under the 
immoral classification. Although the 
management had been repeatedly 
warned, according to Mr. Wilson, the 
shows continued along the same type 
and drastic action was adhered to in 
order to convince both the Gayety man- 
agement and others in the city of the 
serious intentions of the administra- 
tion. 

Both the Columbia Amusement Co. 
and the American Burlesque Associa- 
tion directors are absolved from all 
blame in the Gayety action in view of 
the recent order issued their franchise* 
holders anent clean performances. 
Since the circuit powers insist on 
strictly clean burlesque, the infrac- 
tions are wholly due to the selfishness 
of local managers, and while the clean- 
ing up process has taken several weeks 
to produce results, practically every 
city on the two wheels has shown an 
inclination to reform, possibly except- 
ing Philadelphia, where the condition 
was in its worst state. 

The new administration in this city, 
however, has made its intentions clear 
and suggestive burlesque will have to 
go if it necessitates the revocation of 
every theatre license where burlesque 
is legally permitted. 

Director Wilson is keeping in close 
touch with local burlesque conditions, 
and while the Gayety action probably 
will have the desired effect, a similar 
move will be made where any theatre 
violates the moral code. 

Wednesday afternoon a Variety 
representative was advised by Public 
Safety Director Wilson he would re- 
commend the restoration of the Gay- 
ety's license on a conditional basis. Mr. 
Wilson will insist Julius Howard be re- 
moved from any managerial capacity 
and that minors be barred from all 
performances. He will further insist 
that all rough dialogue, "cooch" 
dancers and other objectionable feat- 
ures be eliminated and in addition will 
request that the lessees, Hugh Clarke 
and John H. Walsh, be held directly 
responsible for all infractions of the 
moral code. This will probably be ad- 
justed through the filing of a bond. If 
the house management shows a will- 
ingness to meet those requirements, 
Director Wilson will ask the Mayor 
to fake action on restoring the license 
and the house will be reopened next 
week. It has been dark since last 
Thursday, when the license was re- 
voked. 

Johnson Free Lancing. 
A. E. Johnson, the foreign agent, is 
still free lancing in bookings. He has 
formed no affiliation as was recently 
reported. 



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Vera Maxwell has gone to Havana. 

Elsie Janis is now- imitating Henry 
Lewis. 

Alice Fleming is to open in stock in 
Spokane. 

Barry and Wolford open on the 
Loew Circuit next week. 

The Gus Hill musical comedy "The 
Boy Scouts" will open Feb. 19. 

Nathan* Freed (Ned Dandy) is en- 
gaged to marry Sarah Edelman. 

Jimmy Huasey and Jack Boyle will 
join "Maid in America" next week. 

Rupert Harvey will be in "Justice," 
to be produced by B. Iden Payne. 

Josie Intropodi will replace Ethel 
Dufre Houston in "The Masked Model/* 

Florence Reed is to play a season in 
stock for O. D. Woodward in Denver. 

Ernest Ball returned to the big time 
circuits this week again as a "single 
act." 



Lottie Williams opened with the 
Fiske O'Hara show at the Standard, 
New York, Monday night. 



Wra. J. Sheely, manager of Loew's 
De Kalb avenue house, is the father of 
a son, born Feb. 8. 

The Grand Opera House, New York, 
this week is holding a series of benefit 
performances for the Italian Red Cross. 

Charles Larivee (Larivee and Le 
Page) has enlisted in the 148th Bat- 
talion, Canadian Reserves. 

Edith Lyle has gone to Philadelphia 
to join the Knickerbocker stock com- 
pany. 

The Ward Brothers opened on the 
Loew Circuit this week, placed by 
Goldberg & Epstin. 

Mrs, Gordon Eldrid has recovered 
from her attack of typhoid and resumed 
her place in her husband's vaudeville. 



Anna Hughes, who left New York in 
the chorus of "The Society Buds" (a 
vaudeville production) was taken se- 
riously ill last week at Jacksonville. 

Billy Lee, from stock in Portland, 
Ore., joined the Brandon Hurst and 
Co. act Feb. 6 at the Orpheum, San 
Francisco. 

Thomas Grant Springer has com- 
pleted a comedy entitled "Sex Pion- 
eers" which Bertha Mann is to appear 
in. 

H. Van Loan, connected with the 
stage crew of the Ruth St Denis act, 
left this week for the coast to connect 
with a picture concern. 

Ray Monde, the female impersonator, 
booked to sail last week for Austra- 
lia was forced to postpone it and return 
east, owing to the illness of his mother 

Margaret Nybloc has sailed for 
London to appear in "Kitty McKay". 
She is to return to this country in 
August. 

Charles H. Preston, connected with 
the managerial staff of the Orpheum, 
Montreal, for some time, has returned 
to New York. 

James Clancy, formerly the small 
time booking agent for the Poli Cir- 
cuit, is now operating Jacques' theatre, 
Waterbury, Conn., playing Columbia 
burlesque during the week and a 
Sheedy vaudeville bill Sundays. 

Joe Buckley, now in the mountains, 
is recovering from his recent illness, 
according to letters to friends in Buf- 
falo. During his absence from "Me, 
Him and I," Arthur Conrad replaces 
him. 

Julia Gifford (formerly Mrs. Bob 
Fitzsimmons), who returned to vaude- 
ville a short time ago, has accepted 
contracts for a season's tour over the 
Loew, Miles and Pantages circuit. It 
will be her third trip over the latter 
time. 

Harry Donohue, actor or fighter as 
occasion calls for, is under the man- 
agement of Joe Wood for both occu- 
pations. He formerly appeared in a 
Wood's vaudeville production. Joe be- 
lieves he has a lightweight world 
beater in Donohue. A match with 
Benny Leonard is being negotiated for. 

William L. Malley, theatrical man- 
ager at 1400 Broadway, New York, has 
filed a petition in bankruptcy individu- 
ally and as a partner of the firms of 
Malley & Chase and Malley & Denison, 
both out of existence. His assets are 
figured at no market value, with liabil- 
ities amounting to $920. 

Convictions were secured against 
several defendants charged with com- 
mercial frauds in the U. S. Criminal 
Court last week. The ring leader, Leo 
Bamberger, was sentenced to three 
years. Two former theatrical agents 
were involved. Harry Goldman, who 
got 18 months, and Jack Levy, the lat- 
ter sentenced to pass one day in the 
custody of a U. S. marshal. 



Beach, the aviator who has been ap- 
pearing at Tampa, Fla., as an added 
attraction to the South Florida Fair 
and Casparilla Karnival, narrowly es- 
caped death last week when his ma- 
chine ran into the Gordon-Keller Hos- 
pital Building and dropped three 
stories to the ground. Beach was 
badly cut up and the machine 
demolished. 

George Bronson Howard, a writer, 
has been sued by Magistrate Joseph 
E. Cocrigan for $100,000 damages, the 
magistrate alleging Howard libeled 
him in a chapter of the latter's book, 
"God's Man." The name of Teddy 
Gerard has been brought into the con- 
troversy. Joe Raymond who mar- 
ried Miss Gerard one day, is on 
the anxious seat lest he won't be 
called as a witness. Mrs. Raymond is 
now in London. 

Daniel Dody and family are bidding 

their friends a hasty farewell prior to 

a sudden journey to Palm Beach, Fla., 

where the Dodys will spend a month's 
vacation. Daniel's professional activi- 
ties have brought about a quiver of 
the eye lid and fearing a nervously 
temperamental breakdown, Daniel is 
hiking south for a rest. Considering 
that he selected Palm Beach, the mil- 
lionaires' winter playground for his 
gambol, there seems absolutely nothing 
wrong about Dan's nerve. 

The annual St. Valentine's Gambol 
of the Lambs was held Sunday, Feb. 
13, at the Belasco. The program in- 
cluded "Trespassing" by Graham 
Jones, Giuseppe Le Luca, "The Vice 

Squad" by Edward Ellis, "At the 
Grand Guignol," "A Back Number and 
a Few Live Ones," "Incidentally," a 
burlesque on "The Pride of Race" and 
a quartet, including George Leon 
Moore, Harry H. McClaskey, Andri 
Sarto and Frank Croxton. The affair 
was produced under the direction of 
Collie Eddie Ellis with Arthur Hur- 
ley, general stage director. One of the 
sketches was ultra-warm, but only a 
"stag" audience was present. 

Lawrence Haynes, a tenor engaged 
by Arthur Hammerstein for "Katinka" 
and released, has started action to re- 
cover his salary in full, claiming the 
contract with Hammerstein called for 
the entire season. The management re- 
plies that Haynes was not suitable and 
he was suffering from an infliction that 
impaired his singing. Alfred Beekman, 
of House, Grossman & Vbrhaus, is 
handling the matter for the Hammer- 
stein interests. The suit of Arthur 
Hammerstein against Emma Trentini 
to have refunded $7,200 paid out to the 
star in addition to her regular salary 
while appearing in Hammerstein's "The 
Firefly" when she refused to go on with 
the performance without securing a 
bonus will in all probability be settled 
out of court. Miss Trentini, who is 
now in Europe, is understood to he 
anxious to return to this country and 
may reappear under the Hammerstein 
management again. 




TOMMY'S TATTLES. 

By Thomas J. Gray. 
As it seems 
to be the cus- 
tom nowadays 
to have a pic- 
ture of the 
column culprit 
at the top of 
his weekly 
wails, we have 
joined the 
rogues' gal- 
lery. (We don't look half as good 
as the picture.) 

We hope it doesn't start a string of 
mash notes. ("Boy, page Francis X. 

Bushman.") 

"Gunga Din" is on the victrola rec- 
ords they say. What a great chance 
to get even with unwelcome visitors. 

It is rumored one of the picture com- 
panies is going to engage their own 
special pie baker. It should save a lot 
of money. 

Noticed some one has written a 
book called "Eat and Grow Thin." 
Will they follow it up with one called 
"Lay Off and Get Rich?' 



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See where some acts are kicking 
about the billing the managers are 
giving them. Other acts are kicking 
because the managers won't give them 
a chance to use any billing. Theri is 
nothing like having something to 
worry about. 

It must have been an awful joke for 
the people on that English ship the 
Germans captured. They start out on 
a pleasure trip and ended upon Harry 
Mundorf's Time. 

The only difference between a Geo. 
M. Cohan revue and the kind other 
authors write is that you can be sure 
George's will be good. 

This preparedness talk is having a 
good effect. An acrobatic team now 
carries a double set of handkerchiefs. 

Poetry we just love to write, 
We can't always make it bright, 

So we'll put some in this place, 
Just enough to fill the space. 

Palace Building Brother Acts. 

Goodman Brothers (Maurice & Joe), 
"The Law and Hoboken." 

Hodgdon Brothers (Ray and Jack), 
•'Uncle Sam's and Father Sam's 
Favorites." 

Weber Brothers (Harry and Her- 
man), "The Wise Men From the West." 

Fitzgerald Brothers (Harry and 
Leo), "Sons of Erin." 

Dempsey Brothers (Jack and Paul), 
"Two Family Men." 

The old-time fighters had the best 
of it. Here's the Willard-Moran fight 
coming and Hammerstein's closed. 



The boys who paid those Fifteens 
and Twenties for the Gibhons-McFar- 
land dancing act and said "never again" 
will be found in the box seats at the 
Willard-Moran Comedy. 



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LEGITIMATE, 



"EXPERIENCE," LEGITIMATE 

PLAYING TWO SHOWS DAILY 



At Garrick, Chicago, Next Week. Three on Holiday. Actors 

Paid Pro Rata for Extra Performances. Expected to do 

$20,000 at $1.50 Scale. Eastern Company Doing 

Two-a-Day on Return Engagement at 

Week. 



Chicago, Feb. 16. 

Two performances daily and three on 
Washington's Birthday (one show Sun- 
day) will be the program at the Gar- 
rick next week, where "Experience," a 
legitimate show, has been running 
along to average receipts of $15,000 
weekly. 

The Garrick admission scale for the 
current attraction is $1.50 at night with 
$1 matinees, to $2 Saturday night 

For the increased number of per- 
formances, the players in "Experience" 
will receive pro rata salary. 

it is estimated that the Garrick with 
its two-a-day policy may run close to 
$20,000 gross next week. 

Providence, R. 1., Feb. 16. 

"Experience," here on a return en- 
gagement, is playing two performances 
a day on the week's engagement, and 
will get close to $15,000 on its stay. 

The house was virtually sold out for 
the week after Monday night 



MAJESTIC'S MUSICAL STOOL 

The Calburn Opera Co. will start a 
stock season of musical comedy pieces 
at the Majestic, Brooklyn, commenc- 
ing Feb. 28. "The Red Widow," will 
first be presented. 

The company is under the manage- 
ment of Frank L. Callahan and will be 
operated at popular prices, 25 — 75, at 
night, 25—35 matinees, and 25—50 Sat- 
urday afternoons. 

The company will present one show 
a week and will have Florence Web- 
ber as its leading woman, she making 
her appearance the second week of the 
season in M The Firefly." 



FIGHT ON TAX. 

The United Theatre Managers* Asso- 
ciation has decided to make a general 
tight against the proposed War Tax on 
theatres, which now has been switched 
to a Defense Tax. Managers through- 
out the country have been letterized 
and a determined effort is being made 
to prevent the measure from passing. 
Local theatre managers are being asked 
to get into touch with their Congress- 
men and use whatever influence they 
can. The Stage Hands' Union and the 
Motion Picture Operators' Union are 
also in the fight to prevent a tax of 
approximately $100 annually on each 
theatre. , 

Ligon Johnson, attorney for the 
Managers' Association, has left on a 
flying trip across the continent for the 
double purpose of stirring up interest 
in the fight and to round up a few 
more play pirates who have been 



working in the country around Kansas 
City. 

Before leaving, he stated a tax of the 
amount proposed annually would be 
the same as a direct tax of $2,000 and 
that the majority of out-of-town the- 
atre managers did not realize that once 
iw was levied it would remain for prac- 
tically all time. At the beginning, the 
government imposed a tax on all 
luxuries, including cigars, tobaccos, 
wines, liquors, telephones and sleeping 
car accommodations. Then it was pro- 
posed to add the theatre to the list. 
In all of the previous-named luxuries 
it is the ultimate consumer that pays 
the tax, but with the theatre it would 
be the management The question Is 
whether or not it is a luxury to manage 
a theatre. 



POLI'S STAR STOCK. 
S. Z. Poli is to inaugurate a star stock 
policy in Hartford week after next. 
He has been trying to secure Julia 
Dean and Andrew Mack for the first 
four weeks. 



Two Stocks in Portland, Me. 

Portland, Me., Feb. 9. 
There are to be two dramatic stock 
companies here during the late spring 
and summer season. One is to be at 
the Jefferson, and another at Keith's. 



FARCE TO OPEN CHI'S SEASON. 

"Fair and Warmer" has been selected 
to open the season of 1916-17 in Chi- 
cago. The Cort theatre has been se- 
lected as the place the farce is to be 
shown to the citizens of Windy Town. 




DOROTHY EARLE 

A hr.iutiful Prima Donna who has deserted 
musical comedy to join JIMMIE CASSON in 
the formation of a new double act to be knowf 
as CASSON AND EARLE. 

Miss Earle is the possessor of a phenomenal 
soprano voice and although still in her teens 
has creditably played many leading roles. All 
gowns by Mme. Rosenberg, New York. 

Direction, HARRY WEBER. 



HAMMOND'S "BIRD OF A PAN." 

Chicago, Feb. 16. 

The dramatic harpoon was tossed 
sharply by the Chicago Tribune into 
the "So Long Letty" show upon its 
opening at the Olympic Sunday night 
The other local critics received the 
Oliver Morosco production more 
kindly, but Percy Hammond handed it 
a pan that was a bird. 

In part Hammond said it was "as 
lush and ripe and red as an overblown 
poinsettia" and that that he "sus- 
pected" it "would suffer emendation ere 
the week is over at the hands of those 
who see we have no harmful diver- 
sions." He also wrote "the plot is as 
obstetric as the Lying-in-hospital, 
though the lines are for men only." 
Before concluding his review Ham- 
mond wrote "it was no place to take 
a lady not your wife." 

It was reported yesterday the piece 
would undergo some instant altera- 
tions and that the second act in par- 
ticular would be bolstered up. 



"PIETRO'S SONG" OPENS. 
Albany, N. Y., Feb. 16. 
"Pietro's Song," a comedy of artis- 
tic temperament by Arga B lodge tt, 
opened at Harmanus Bleeker Hall 
Monday. Paul Ker is the star and has 
an opportunity to sing several songs. 
Others in the cast include Beatrice 
Prentice, Mary Sullivan, Sydney 
Riggs Edward Durant, George Henry 
Trader and Anton Ascher. 



WOODWARD'S STARS. 

O. D. Woodward, the Denver man- 
ager, has left New York, after signing 
stock stars for his Denver house. 

He carried contracts calling for the 
appearances of Florence Reed, Julia 
Arthur, Blanche Bates, Emmett Cor- 
rigan, Helen Ware and Julia Dean. 

The two latter stars were signed 
through the Chamberlain Brown office. 



FALL RIVER SHIFT. 

Fall River, Mass., Feb. 16. 

The Academy, in the past playing the 
American Wheel shows, the last half 
cf the week, will shift them to the first 
three days, splitting with the Worces- 
ter theatre, Worcester, Mass. 

The Academy formerly played its 
shows four days starting Wednesday 
with the first two days being given 
over to road shows. 



"Wolves of New York" Revived. 

The Grover Brothers have in prepa- 
ration "The Wolves of New York," 
which will take to the road Feb. 22, 
opening in Poughkeepsie. 

The piece is a revival of an old melo- 
drama and is slated to be sent over the 
Stair & Havlin time, opening in Pater- 

( n, N. J. 

j\ ill Grover will manage the com- 
ny. 



Blaney's "Pacific" for International. 
Harry Clay Blaney next season will 
launch a revival of the former popular 
military play "Across the Pacific." It 
is to be given a route over the newly 
formed Intenational Circuit. This will 
be one of the two shows exploited by 
Blaney on the new circuit. 



SHOWS CLOSING. 

"Within the Loop," the Shubert 
musical production which had not 
played New York, closed Saturday at 
Johnstown, Pa. Irene Franklin was 
featured with the show. A baggage 
with some of the props of the show 
burned up, as the train neared Johns- 
town. 

"A Mix Up," the seven-people com- 
edy with Stella Mayhew starred, closed 
Saturday in Boston, after playing two 
weeks. It was a Shubert show. 

Cleveland, Feb. 16. 

The English company presenting 
"Quinneys" closed here Saturday 
at the Colonial. The company, since 
leaving New York where it had but a 
short run, has experienced little real 
business. The company will in all 
probability return to England imme- 
diately. 

C. W. Benner's "Peck's Bad Boy" 
company closed in Owensburg, Ky. 



EVANGELISM DOING WELL 

From reports around, all of the 
evangelists, with Billy Sunday the head- 
liner, are doing quite well at the gate. 
Sunday closes a six weeks' run at Tren- 
ton, N. J., this week, where he has 
gotten to date $33,000 from the natives, 
and expects $25,000 for his gross at 
the big blow-off Sunday, after which 
he will take himself to Baltimore for 
another run. While in Trenton, Bill 
took in 12,000 on "the trail." 

A couple of small time evangelists 
have sprung up of late, doing their 
stuff a la Sunday, without Bill yet 
turning in a kick. One is Dr. Bieder- 
woolf, who goes into Norristown, N. J., 
Sunday, after having cleaned Allen- 
town, Pa., of $5,000 in practically no 
time. Dr. Biederwoolf is going into a 
specially constructed tabernacle and is 
said to split the gate 50-50 with the 
builders of it 

Out west there is a Dr. Bob Jones, 
probably to be classed as a four-a-day 
evang., since he could only pull $3,050 
out of Aurora, 111., in six weeks. 



RENAMED REVIVAL. 

The revival with an all star cast of 
"The Idler" will be presented under the 
title of "The Great Pursuit." The play 
has been modernized by the author, 
C. Hadden Chambers. At present the 
opening date is the Royal Alexander 
theatre, Toronto on March 13. Mon- 
treal will be played the week follow- 
ing and the show will reach New York 
March 27. 

Frederick Latham is staging the re- 
vival. On the cast at present includes 
Phyllis Neilson-Terry, Montague Love, 
Marie Tempest, Jeanne Eagels, Cynthia 
Brooke, Bruce McRae, Charles Cherry 
and H. Graham Brown. 



"MANDALAY" CAST. 

The cast for the musical piece writ- 
ten by Oreste Vasselli, which is to re- 
open the Park theatre, has Herbert 
Corthell, Florence Grant, Mirie Hor- 
gan, Leloa Lucey, Hazel Kirk, Ed- 
ward Morris, Charles Robertson. 

William J. Wilson is directing the 
rehearsals. 



LEGITIMATE, 



AMONG OTHER THINGS 

By ALAN DALE 




I sincerely hope 
that Mischa Elman 
b e h aved himself 
nicely at the "tea" 
given by David 
B e 1 a sco. Morris 
Gest, who speaks 
pure Russian, was 
there, so he prob- 
ably instru cted 
Mischa not to drink his tea out of a 
saucer. Elman's "table manners" are 
a trifle unconventional, they say. A 
lady who once crossed with him, told 
me that he loved to eat chicken at 
dinner, and spit the bones into his 
plate. "I was quite disgusted," she 
said. "I hated the man, until I heard 
him play. Then I was so charmed, 
that I actually shouldn't have minded if 
he had spat his bones into my plate.' 



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Dramatic critics of daily papers in 
England, it appears, are exempt from 
compulsory military service. So are 
the guards and managers of lunatic 
asylums. Certain unpleasant func- 
tions, you see, must be filled, even in 
war times. 

Somebody wants "film plays for 
families" and complains that nothing is 
offered but dramas and comedies of in- 
fatuation, elopment and stories "each 
ending with a final kiss," is rather neat, 
don't you think? If a "final" kiss 
doesn't end it* what kind of a kiss pos- 
sibly could? Is a "final" kiss immoral, 
and if not, why not? 

Here is a chance for a playwright: 
To write a play for Miss Rose Stahl 
in which that actress, instead of saving 
"little sister " as she has persisted in 
doing for so long, shall permit "little 
sister" to save her! That would be a 
distinct novelty, and everybody needs 
a change occasionally. 

In the revival of C. T. Dazey's an- 
cient melodrama, "In Old Kentucky," 
great stress is laid upon the fact that 
fifteen thoroughbred horses appear in 
the cast. One of these days some dar- 
ing manager will make a revival with 
fifteen thoroughbred actors in the cast. 
But we are not ripe for such a startling 
innovation at present. 

The dreary structure at the Cort 
theatre, known as "Any House," seem- 
ed to suffer from an excess of hot air. 
What it needed more than a producer 
was a plumber. 

A new picture is to be called "The 
Soul Market." Make it "sole" and it 
can be used to advertise the fish news 
published by one of our prominent 
evening papers. The scene could be 
laid in an aquarium. 

An English actor has been asked to 
play the role of the Kaiser in a con- 
templated production, and is very much 
wrought up about it. "Of course," said 



he, "if the kaiser is presented beated, 
and put out of business, I don't mind 
accepting the part. But if he is dis- 
played as victorious, I can't possibly 
do it, can I, dear boy? You see I 
want to go 'ome some day." As the 
late W. S. Gilbert used to say: "It's a 
nice point." 



In the list of box-holders at the Met- 
ropolitan, I noticed that many names 
were down for "o<fd matinees." What 
do the Opera House folks look upon 
as "odd" matinees? If their idea of 
oddity is the same as mine, then the 
Metropolitan hasn't the monopoly of 
"odd matinees." They can be patron- 
ized in many of our theatres. Nearly 
every manager with a particularly bad 
play, tries it at an "odd matinee. 



CELEBRATING DAYTON'S OPENING. 

The Colonial (re-named Keith's) at 
Dayton, O., will re-open Feb. 21 with 
a program supplied through the big 
time department of the United Book- 
ing Offices. The Colonial was selected 
for the Keith Dayton stand following 
the condemnation of the former Keith 
house by local authorities. 

E. F. Albee will personally supervise 
the opening while a train load of east- 
ern theatrical celebrities will attend to 
make it interesting. 

Severaf of the Dayton celebrators 
will remain in the middle west for the 
entire week, journeying from there to 
Jackson, Mich., to attend the opening 
of W. S. Butterfield's new Bijou thea- 
tre in that city. 

A special car will be brought in from 
Chicago, while Harry Weber will sup- 
erintend the transportation of the east- 
ern contingent. 



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"Mary Anderson finds that marriage 
pays. * * * She discovers that she 
can cook, iron and wash so well that 
her salary as a Vitagraph player is to 
be raised many dollars." — Movie item. 

What's in a name? A picture of 
"Our" Mary cooking, ironing, and 
washing would be worth any price of 
admission. 



Sir Herbert Tree has a very "ele- 
gant" press agent in Mr. Percy Bur- 
ton. Mr. Burton sends out press mat- 
ter "with compliments and thanks in 
anticpipation of use." ' Tis better to be 
thanked in anticipation than not be 
thanked at all. The average press agent 
kicks when he "anticipates." He likes 
to be sure. 

In the new George Cohan review — 
I beg pardon, "revue" — the character of 
Young America deplores the fact that 
he got nothing for his play but "good 
notices." That may sound funny, but 
there's many a jest spoken in earnest. 
George Cohan is a very wise person 
with his finger on the pulse of the 
public. He has taken the initiative in 
the present unvarying tendency to 
"good notices." He will have many 
imitators. 



Somebody says that it is an insult 
to ask women to play certain feminine 
roles in Shakespeare, and that men 
should be assigned to them. Don't you 
think that it is equally unkind to ask 
men to play certain roles in modern 
pieces, and that these should be given 
to women? Sauce for the goose, you 
know. 

After all, Mrs. Fiske, though delight- 
fully unusual, is but a dutiful little 
wifey. In a curiously "business-like" 
interview, she applauds "The Fear Mar- 
ket," produced by her liege lord, and 
says: "The whole thing reminded me 
of the things that A. M. Palmer used 
to do." Alasl When we had A. M. 
Palmer in our midst, we were not so 
appreciative as Mrs. Fiske evidently 
meant to be. Possibly, Mrs. A. M. 
Palmer was. This conjugalism is very 
pretty. 



U. S. V. M. A STARTS. 

The U. S. Vaudeville Managers' As- 
sociation has been incorporated in New 
Jersey. One of the prime factors is 
Gus Hill, who will book his play peo- 
ple through the new agency. 

Walter J. Plimmer is the general 
booking manager, and is prepared to 
offer a season's bookings in vaudeville. 

Also associated in the enterprise are 
Frank G. Hall and his circuit of houses 
and William J. Counihan, who controls 
several theatres in New Jersey. 

The new concern has taken a suite of 
offices in the Strand Theatre Building, 
New York. 

Mr. Plimmer was connected with the 
Amalgamated Agency (B. S. Moss) 
until last Saturday. Plimmer booked 
certain houses, some of which he 
brought with him when entering the 
Amalgamated. Upon serving two 
weeks' notice of intention to leave that 
agency, the Amalgamated people 
adopted the usual measures in matters 
of this sort, and when Plimmer later 
returned to his office in the agency the 
same day, he found it stripped. In- 
stead of waiting the customary two 
weeks, Plimmer at once moved out. 



NEW MUSICAL PIECE. 

Philadelphia, Feb. 16. 
A new musical piece entitled "Hello 
People" is due to open here shortly. 



LefFler and Bratton Have a New One. 

Leffier & Bratton, who came to the 
fore as Broad Way producers last sea- 
son when they produced a play at the 
Republic will take another chance this 
spring. 




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SHOWS IN CHICAGO. 

Chicago, Feb. 16. 

Show business right now in Chicago 
appears to be most thriving indeed. 
First of all the newest thing in town 
are ripping the boxoffice sheets wide 
open in some sections, namely, the 
Russian Ballet at the Auditorium turn- 
ing them away Monday night at five 
dollars a throw. Every indication 
points to capacity for the remainder 
of this week as the advance reports 
says the ballet russc is naughty but 
nice. 

"So Long Letty" opened at the 
Olympic Sunday night to big business, 
but the opinion on the show by the 
critics was divided. Report also out 
that there are some immodest lines in 
the show. 

"Ruggles of Red Gap" is doing pre- 
ciously little at the Chicago, while "The 
Ohio Lady" is not creating any box- 
office furore at the Blackstone. "Ex- 
perience" continues to draw well at 
the Garrick, while David Warfield is 
not losing anything on his month's 
engagement at Powers'. 

"Young America" in last week of 
Cohan's Grand engagement and leaves 
town more enriched than when it en- 
tered. Blanche Ring follows Sunday 
night. Her new show will be "Jane 
O'Day From Broadway." 

"His Majesty Bunker Bean" is 
slumping off somewhat at the Cort, 
although the interest warrants its con- 
tinuance for some time yet 

"Chin Chin' is doing a remarkable 
business at the Illinois and the advance 
sale is one of the largest in the history 
of the house. For the next month or 
so not a seat is obtainable even at a 
fancy price of the brokers. 



SHOWS IN 'FRISCO. 

San Francisco, Feb. 16. 

"Mutt and Jeff," at the Savoy, played 
to a large Sunday opening, but busi- 
ness dropped somewhat Monday and 
yesterday. 

"The Only Girl," at the Cort, had a 
good opening Sunday, with a capacity 
house attending the Monday benefit 
performance. 

The La Scala Opera Co. played to 
$19,000, or thereabouts, last week, mak- 
ing a gross total for its two weeks here 
of $35,000. The La Scala is doing big 
in Oakland this week. It is understood 
the company will disband following the 
Oakland engagement, the management 
fearing the northern territory, where 
conditions are reported deplorable. 

The Alcazar business seems rather 
healthy, while at the Columbia "Moth- 
erhood" is playing to light audiences. 

The early part of the week reported 
light business all over, excepting at 
the Cort, the slump being caused by 
the first real good weather in more 
than a month. 



MARY GRAY 

"THE WALTZ GIRL" 

DIRECTION, FRANK KVANS 



SHOWS IN LOS ANGELES. 

Los Angeles, Feb. 16. 
"Twin Beds," opening this week at 
the Mason for two weeks, played to a 
half house, although indications point 
t<> an increase in business for the en- 
gagement. 

If you don't adrwtlM la VARIETY, 



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VARIETY 



WITH THE WOMEN 

By Th* Skirt 



as 



A Wednesday matinee audience at 
the Palace is an audience who goes to 
vaudeville for the love of it. Monday 
afternoon usually finds the curious 
crowd who sit there and say, "show 
me!" Dainty Marie appears before a 
drop in a dress made of a fish scale 
robe over white tulle. In full tights 
Marie revealed a beautiful figure. 
Adele Rowland of "The Only Girl" 
fame, has come to brighten vaude- 
ville. Vaudeville has had very few 
clever women singles this year and 
Adele Rowland is welcome. Miss 
Rowland has two changes of costume, 
both very good looking, the last ex- 
ceptionally so. The long bodice was 
of brilliants, while the skirt was gold 
embroidery on orange tulle, over a 
silver foundation. The same model 
was worn last week by Irene Bordoni 
at the Colonial. The first dress con- 
sisted of a three-flounce lace skirt with 
a pointed basque of apricot satin. 
Naomi Glass (with Paul Morton) has 
improved greatly in dressing. A very 
handsome suit of pale blue velvet was 
elaborately trimmed in beaver. A 
dance frock was in white tulle, made 
in many layers. 

Searle Allen and Ed. Howard should 
place the young lady's name on the 
programme as it was she who made 
the hit of their act. In a white skirt 
and green sweater this young woman 
in her quiet way showed much per- 
sonality. The Dolly Sisters have 
again burst into vaudeville with a 
beautiful wardrobe. White satin suits 
made with the new rippling coats were 
faced in pink. A Spanish number was 
exquisitely dressed in black tulle, silver 
and jet. Long pantaloons were of jet 
bands. The skirt was caught to the 
bands by chains of roses. The bodices 
were of striped purple and green. Huge 
gold combs were in the hair. For 
their last dance dresses of green tulle 
made over hoops with linings of gold 
cloth had bodices of gold with rib- 
bons in many shades at the waist. 
High crowned hats were also worn. 

Harrison Brockbank has gathered 
together quite a coterie of singers for 
the "Victor Herbert Review." In the 
ensemble numbers the voices were 
better than individually, Mayme Gehrue 
danced during the turn in a white tulle 
and silver dress. A 

A matinee at the Alhambra in Har- 
lem is a treat. All it needs is coffee 
and cake. Lillian Shaw, herself a Har- 
lem girl, had the audience at her feet 
after her new songs. It isn't until her 
third song Miss Shaw dons a real frock. 
The foundation has emerald green silk 
over which are two flounces of gold 
lace. At the sides are loops of gold 
braid and green ribbon, giving a hoop- 
ed effect. The short bodice was of 
gold net with touches of red at the 
shoulders. 

Thea Lichtner and sister Winnie, are 
still wearing the coats of pink and 
white cloth with the same taffeta 
dresses used all season. 

Florence Scarth (with J. Bernard) 
wears a coat suit of white cloth trim- 



med in black fur. Boots with tan tops, 
a small white fur turban and a swag- 
ger stick complete the costume. 

The Meyako girls have added a small 
Jap boy to their set. He wears an 
American suit and does a sort of 
George Cohan dance. He sure is cun- 
ning. In native costume he executes 
the "Humoresque" on the violin, a solo 
that is too long. 



Grace George in her most artistic 
manner produced a play, called "The 
Earth," at the Playhouse, Monday 
night. The play deals with politics and 
newspapers and so is not of general 
interest. There are flashes of wit and 
humor but "The Earth" is too talky. 
Miss George, as the Countess of Kil- 
lone, affects a charming Irish brogue. 
In the first and second acts she wore a 
white satin one-piece dress. A loose 
white chiffon coat formed the bodice 
and flared over the satin. Earrings 
made Miss George look older than she 
is, in the third act. An evening gown 
of a striped material in chiffon and 
satin was made in long clinging lines. 
The last act found Miss George in i 
cream voile banded in blue. Charlotte 
Granville was amusing in a cerise wig. 
A dress to match was in purple and 
cerise. (Edna May in a stage box at- 
tracted as much attention as the new 
play.) 



The feature called "The Scarlet 
Road," featuring Malcolm Duncan and 
Delia Connor, gives professional danc- 
ers a terrible slap. Mr. Duncan is a 



poor clerk who comet into money and 
immediately makes for the white lights. 
At a restaurant he meets the dancers 
of the evening (John Jarrot and Anna 
Nillson). In the caption they are call- 
ed vultures. They fleece Duncan of all 
his money. The story was well carried 
out with a New Year's Eve in a restau- 
rant particularly well done. Miss Nill- 
son wears some pretty dancing frocks 
and in her boudoir, some becoming 
negligees. As the real girl, Delia 
Connor wears long curls, not becom- 
ing to an engaged young woman. As 
her mother, Iva Shepperd was also af- 
flicted — with an ugly wig. 

Ralph Kellerd always played a good 
lover on the stage and in pictures he 
is even better. In "the Precious 
Packet" Mr. Kellerd has plenty of op- 
portunities. Lois Meredith is an ex- 
cellent foil for him. Miss Meredith 
wears several costumes. The prettiest 
is a charmeuse dress made in one piece. 
There is a wide belt and the waist is 
smocked at the shoulders. An evening 
dress was made in three flounces of 
Chiffon banded in satin and edged with 
narrow bands of fur. Clara Heath in 
this picture rather over dresses. At 
a race meet Miss Heath wore a hood 
striped dress of black and white. 

Friday night at the 44th street the- 
atre where "Katinka" is playing, found 
all the rear rows taken, probably 
meaning the cut rate places did a big 
business for that theatre, "Katinka" is 
old-fashioned. It has more dirty- 
faced comedians than a burlesque 
show. T. Roy Barnes tries hard to be 
funny and the cast at least evidently 
found him so for they laughed at him 
all evening. Samuel Ash sings well 




MAYME GEHRUE 

Who has scored a personal hit in HARRISON BROCKBANK'S production of "THE VICTOR 
HERBERT REVUE" at the PALACE THEATRE, NEW YORK, TllfS WEEK (Feb. 14). 

Miss (lehruc's first appearance is in the make up of a baby singing "Put Down Six and Carry 
Two." She then changes to an elaborate pi,wn sinking "The Perfect Man" from "The Enchant- 
ress," displaying class, versatility and charm. 



but with more facial contortions than 
an opera singer. Mr. Ash might cor-- 
rect it May Naudain as Katinka was 
harmless in a wedding dress of silver 
brocade with tulle draping the hips. A 
coat of grey and fur trimmed was fol- 
lowed by a harem dress of yellow. The 
sole bright spot was Ada Meade. She 
is a pretty girl who sinks better than 
she dances. In the second act Miss 
Meade wears a simple grey charmeuse 
dress, while in the third act, her two 
dancing frocks made in the prevailing 
loop fashion, were very good-looking. 

Norma Mendoza was statedly in a 
turquoise velvet with wide gold girdle. 
In the last act Miss Mendoza was 
clad in a white coat suit banded in 
beaver. It is to be wondered why 
Edith Decker accepts such an insig- 
nificant role as she has in "Katinka." 
Miss Decker is worthy of more, for 
she is one of our best comic opera ar- 
tists. With very few exceptions the 
chorus is most ordinary lc oking while 
little thought and less expense seems 
to have been spent on the production 
in this era of extravagance. 

George M. Cohan has the same view- 
point as Bernard Shaw, excepting Mr. 
Cohen is a very happy man, while Mr. 
Shaw must be miserable. Mr. Cohan's 
new revue at the Astor scintillates 
with bits of apt sarcasm. Mr. Cohan's 
satire in his burlesque of plays 
New York has seen are brilliant mas- 
terpieces. The dressing of this pro- 
duction is something to be talked of, 
inasmuch as there isn't one vulgar 
costume. The girls are garbed sen- 
sibly in dresses of wonderful coloring 
and clever design. There was no dis- 
play of bare backs or naked limbs — 
and they weren't missed. Elizabeth 
Murray was her own well-gowned self 
and two of her dresses were works of 
art. One was on a rich Burgundy 
shado of tulle, banded in velvet in 
the same shade. The other was an 
apple green with silver trimming. 
Alice Harris was pretty in a white silk 
dress having a chiffon apron effect. 
Valli Valli wore a silver dress in de- 
sign, far surpassing anything in this 
vast production. As a nurse Miss 
Valli wore a blue dress and white 
apron. , , 

Juliet's costumes were exact dupli- 
cates of the dresses worn by those she 
impersonates. Strange Juliet can't 
"get" the voice of Ethel Barrymore 
as is so easily done by many others. 
The more difficult voices of Nazimova, 
Frances Starr and Maud Adams 
seemed very easy to Juliet. Lila 
Rhodes wore some beautiful dancing 
frocks. Anita Elson as "Defeat" wore 
a sombre costume of prune color and 
black. A pretty dancing frock was in 
pale blue with pink flowers. 

The wonder of pictures is Fannie 
Ward. For a woman of her age to 
class with Mary Pickford and Mar- 
guerite Clark in looks on the screen is 
going some. Miss Ward in film seems 
every bit as young as either of these 
misses. The picture play "Tennessee's 
Pardner" is very interesting with some 
splendid scenic effects. Miss Ward 
dresses in the style of '49 were lovely. 



VARIETY 




Variety's list of popular dance music 
now being played in New York is be- 
low, and it is subdivided into two sec- 
tions or neighborhoods. The neighbor- 
hoods are on Broadway and off, the 
"off" being that neighborhood supposed 
to be favored by the "400." That list 
as compiled by an orchestra leader is: 

ONE-STEPS— "When I'm Out With 
You" (Waterson, Berlin & Snyder); 
"Merry Whirl" (Snyder); "Piney 
Ridge" (Shapiro-Bernstein); "Loading 
Up the Mandy Lee," "Listen Dixie 
Band," Save Your Kisses" (Remick & 
Co.); "Everybody Dance," "Find the 
Girl" (T. B. Harms & Co.). 

FOX TROTS— "Babes in Woods" 
(Harms); "Ragtime Pipes of Pan" 
(Schirmer); "Love a Piano," "Hula 
Hula" (Snyder). 

WALTZES — "Aloya" (Hawaiian) 
(Forester) ; "Miniture" (Stern) ; "Alone 
At Last" (Karczag); "Sybil" (Chap- 
pell); "Blue Paradise" (Schirmer). 

On Broadway: 

The dance music of Broadway seems 
to be in demand in greater variety, and 
the following list of the music 
mostly played on the white way was 
furnished by Earle B. Fuller, of Fuller's 
Band de Luxe at Rector's. 

ONE-STEPS— "Maid of My Heart" 
(Stern); "Rocky Road" (Snyder); "My 
Mother's Rosary" (Snyder); "Old Ap- 
ple Tree" (Kalmar-Puck & Abrahams); 
"Come Across" (Mel. B. Kaufman); 
"My Hula Maid" (Schirmer); "Pick a 
Chicken" (Kaufman); "Merry Whirl" 
(Snyder); "A La Carte" (Remick); 
"Days in Alabam" (Stern); "That 
Soothing Symphony" (Snyder); "Green 
River" (Snyder); "King of Trots" 
(Penn); "Folies Bergere" (Stern) 
"Hello Boys, I'm Back Again" (Harry 
Von Tilzer); "Rose of Honolulu" 
(Stern); "Open Up Your Heart" 
(Stern); "Carmencita Shea" (Shirmer); 
"Picture Me in Tennessee" (Snyder); 
"Crazy Over You" (Snyder); "Alabama 
Jubilee" (Remick); "Sweetest Girl in 
Monterey" (Remick); "Save Your 
Kisses," "Wedding Sun and Rose" 
(Stern); "Everybody Hum With Me" 
(Schirmer); "Around the Map" (Schir- 
mer); "I'm at Your Service, Girls" 
(Granville); "Princess Pat" (Witmark); 
"Sweet Cider Time" (Feist); "Step 
Lively" (Fischer); "Norway" (Feist); 
"To You" (Morris); "That Peculiar 
Rag" (old) (Snyder); "Roses Bloom in 
Avalon" (Remick); "Mother" (Feist); 
"Don't Bite the Hand" (Feist); "Keep 
Moving Along" (Harms); "What a 
Wonderful Mother" (Shapiro); "Amer- 
ica" (K-P&A); "Great Big Irish Heart" 
(Feist); "Ladder of Roses" (Harms); 
"Beatrice Fairfax" (Feist); "I Could Go 
Home to a Girlie Like You," "I Can 
Dance With Anybody But My Wife" 
(Schirmer); "When I'm Out With You" 
(Snyder); "Babes in the Woods" 
(Harms); "If I Find a Girl" (Harris). 

FOX TROTS— "The Murray Walk" 
(Remick); "Bantam Step" (Shapiro); 
"Saturday Eve Post" (K-P&A); "Old 
Days Back Home" (Feist); "Extraor- 
dinary Rag" (Harms); "Porto Rico" 
(Shapiro); "My Tango Girl" (Harris); 



"Picking Old Banjo" (old) (Harris); 
"Midnight Cakewalk Ball" (K-P&A); 
"Silver Fox" (Remick); "Sweetie Dear" 
(Stern); "Bugle Call Rag" (Stern); 
"Tickle the Ivories" (Remick); "Rach- 
ety Coo" (Schirmer); "Tune They 
Croon in the U. S. A.," "All Full of 
Ginger," "Primrose Way," "When the 
Colored Regiment Goes to War" 
(Schirmer); "Stop, Look and Listen," 
"I Love a Piano," "When I Get Back 
to the U. S. A./' "That Hula Hula," 
"Everything in America is Ragtime" 
(Snyder); "Here Comes Tootsie" 
(Hawkes); "Tandem Fox Trot" (Ri- 
cordi); "Sugar Lump" (Stern); "Kan- 
garoo Hop" (Remick); "That Old 
Home Town" (Feist); "Honey Bunch" 
(Harry Von Tilzer); "That's Plenty" 
(Morris); "Didn't Believe Me" 
(Harms) "Sadie Love" (Feist); "Scad- 
die de Mooch" (Stern); "Old Bill 
Bailey" (Broadway); "Tar Heel Blues" 
(Shapiro); "Old Kentucky Blues" 
"Georgia Grind," "Honey Moon" 
(Stern); "Dancing Shoes" (Remick). 

WALTZES— "Alone At Last" (Karc- 
zag) ;"Fascination," "Auf Wiedersehen," 
"Sing Me a Song of Love" (Schirmer); 
"That's the Song of Songs For Me" 
(Shapiro); "Trigo Serenade" (Fischer); 
"Un Apple D'Amour," "Kidlets Hesi- 
tation" (Presto); "First Love" (Schir- 
mer); "The Skating Waltze" (Harris); 
D'Armour" (Snyder). "Dorothy" 
(Shapiro); "Soupirs. 

There have been no marked changes 
in tangos. "Broadway Tango," "La 
Belle Argentina" and "La Belle Cu- 
banera" (Fischer) might be added to 
previous list. 

"Underneath the Stars" (Remick) is 
being used for all styles of modern 
dancing, securing its greatest popular- 
ity as a fox trot. 

A round of the cabarets made late 
last week brought out that Healy's is 
still attracting the biggest crow Is of 
the late diners and dancers. It is 
strange how everybody, no matter what 
places they have visited earlier in the 
evening, finally manages to drift into 
Healy's for the final dance and drink. 
On the night that the greater number 
of Broadway's places were visited a 
number of notables were seen at one 
place or another who were later at 
Healy's. Of course the cabaret and 
dance thing is not what is was two 
years ago, but it is still flourishing with 
a certain set and they try to keep up 
the appearance at least that Broadway 
never sleeps. Starting at the Chez 
Fyscher, where all the "better class" 
are welcome, it was discovered the 
"exclusiveness" of that establishment 
would rather indicate it is not going 
to be one of the show places of the 
town for long. There were present a 
handful of the ultra-ultra who sat about 
and looked bored, ate and drank and 
then signed their check, as they all 
carry charge accounts. That charge 
account for booze runs for Sweeney 
85-15, with the house finally on the 
short end. At Fyscher's the crowd be- 
gan thinning out about one and at two 



it closed. At Reisenweber's was a 
good sized crowd in the grill and 
ground floor dining room, but the jam 
was on the first floor in the room where 
the "Merry Moments" revue was on 
tap. Reisenweber's crowd in the lat- 
ter room was of the type that lingers 
as long as Will Hollander and his syn- 
copated orchestra continues to play 
dance music, and that is usually until 
about four. In the Domino Room at 
Bustanoby's (60th street) hardly a 
handful about three o'clock. At 4:30 
Healy's balconades were jammed. It 
was ha^d to get a table. The crowd 
was still at it when the late winter 
dawn filtered through the windows. 
There was still one other place to go 
to, so Joel's was visited at 6. Joel was 
wearing a smile on his face and the 
crowd was still there, caring not 
whether it was daylight out-of-doors, 
and dancing their heads off. It was a 
regular Joel crowd with some faces 
that struck one as familiar after a 
visit to the other places. 

"Hello Hawaii, How Are You?" was 
the slogan at Reisenweber's Monday 
night of this week when the new 
Hawaiian Room, to be the home in the 
future of the "400 Club," was thrown 
open. Every one who has a claim to 
be listed in Broadway's "Who's Who" 
was present. Two orchestras, one 
Hawaiian and the other presided over 
by Dan Casler (who left the Chez 
Fyscher to return to his first love), 
furnished music constantly. There 
were also Hawaiian dances presented 
by Doraldina, whose Hula-Hula had 
"Diamond Jim" Brady's eyes popping 
from his head at one stage of the eve- 
ning; Stebby Berko, the violinist, clad 
in the costume of a Hula girl, played 
three or four times during the eve- 
ning. The room itself forms a pretty 
picture for the staging of the Hawaiian 
dances and the playing, representing 
as it does a stretch of beach of an 
island in the Pacific. Eddie Pidgeon 
acted as the host of the club and did 
the honors and announcing for the sev- 
eral dances that carried prizes with 
them. 

The revue at the Martinique has been 
newly dressed and rearranged to make 
a showy display of the young girls com- 
posing the chorus. It seems to suc- 
ceed in the manner designed, for the 
large majority of the visitors to the 
Silhouette room where it is given are 
men, young and old, sitting by them- 
selves in twos or groups. The men 
may be drawn there by the snow-ball- 
ing finale which gives an opportunity 
to become familiar with the girls. This 
happens about 12.35, but as the Mar- 
tinique closes at one, whatever "dates" 
follow must go somewhere else to finish 
up the evening, so the Silhouette room 
revue may be a business getter for 
other places as well. 



13 



NEW PORTLAND ORPHEUM. 

Portland, Ore., Feb. 16. 

As Ackerman & Harris of San Fran- 
cisco have secured a lease of the Or- 
pheum here, which has been operated 
as a link of the Orpheum Circuit, an- 
nouncement has been made from the 
San Francisco offices of the latter that 
a house to be called the Orpheum to 
cost $425,000 will be built here. The 
Ackerman-Harris people have secured 
the Orpheum for five years and will 
place their own vaudeville shows there 
after this season. The Orpheum was a 
Sullivan-Considine theatre, placed on 
the Orpheum Circuit under arrange- 
ment. 

It has been reported the Orpheum 
Circuit had an option on the local Or* 
pheum which it did not care to exer- 
cise. 



BOOKING FIRM MANAGING. 

The booking firm of Goldberg & Ep- 
stin has become a manager. It has the 
Empire at New London, Conn., play- 
ing six-acts there on a split week to 
one admission scale of 5-10. The house 
seats 1,400. 

The same concern is also booking 
eight acts on a full week at 10-20-30 
into the Lynn theatre, Lynn, Mass. Be- 
sides it now places the vaudeville pro- 
grams at the Olympic, New York, each 
Sunday. 

Goldberg & Epstin also do a general 
booking business, for acts as well as 
bills. 



TABS NOT GOINO 80UTH. 

Chicago, Feb. 16. 

Aside from St. Joe, Mo., which is 
now begging for tabs, none of the In- 
terstate Circuit houses will book any 
of the miniature form of popular en- 
tertainment now in such demand in the 
W. V. M. A. houses. The Interstate 
once tried the tab policy and found it 
didn't pay. 

Karl Hoblitzelle is making a tour of 
the circuit houses. He will go to the 
Coast, expecting to be gone about 30 
days. 



WHITEHEAD ATTACHES TAB. 

Chicago, Feb. 16. 
"The Four Husbands," a tabloid 
show, was attached during the early 
portion of the week while playing 
Racine, Wis. The complainant is Ralph 
Whitehead, one of the principals, who 
was dropped from the cast because of 
his alleged incompetency. Whitehead 
had played over 20 weeks with the at- 
traction prior to the action, and while 
a new man is holding the part at 
Racine, Whitehead, under legal advice, 
continues to report daily. 



The orchestra at the Columbia thea- 
tre, New York, has found an entreact 
diversion in the form of a melodramatic 
musical overture, the musicians playing 
the villanious strains while audibly talk- 
ing the "Where are the papers" and 
"The Che-ild is in London" lines. It 
amuses the audience. 



BROWN RE-OPENS DANBURY. 

Chris Brown will re-establish the 
former vaudeville policy at his Em- 
press, Danbury, Conn., the last half of 
this week, utilizing the stand as a try- 
out house for acts that wish to demon- 
strate their ability as prospects for a 
tour of the Rickards' circuit in Aus- 
tralia. 

It has been playing pictures for the 
past sixteen months, and was formerly 
a try-out house for the Sullivan-Con- 
sidine acts when Mr. Brown was han- 
dling the bookings for that circuit. 



14 



VARIETY 



BILLS NEXT WEEK (FEBRUARY 21) 

In Vaudeville Theatroe. 

(All houses open for the week with Monday matinee, when not otherwise indicated.) 

Theatres listed as "Orpheum" without any further distinguishing description are on the 
Orpheum Circuit. Theatres with "S-C" and "ABC" following name (usually "Empress") are on 
the Sullivan -Considine- Affiliated Booking Company Circuit. 

Agencies booking the houses are noted by single name or Initials, such as "Orph," Orpheum 
Circuit-"U. B. O.," United Booking Offices— r, W. V. A.," Western Vaudeville Managers' Associa- 
tion (Chicago)— "M," Pantages Circuit— "Loew," Marcus Loew Circuit— "Inter," Interstate Circuit 
(booking through W. V. M. A.)— "Sun," Sun Circuit.— "M," James C Matthews (Chicago). 

VARIETY'S Bills Next Week are as reliable as it is possible to be at the time gathered. Most 
are taken off the books of the various agencies Wednesday of the current week published. 



Mew York 

PALaCE (urpu) 
Julia ueun Co 
bony tilaiurd 
Rowland Carroll Co 
8 Luving buuls 
Tighe u Ja»ou 
Alau brook* Co 
Auguata Close 
G Aui Uunctrs 
I One lo all) 

COLONIAL (ubo) 
Lougniin s Dogs 
Kauflman Broa 
Luwiu aievcua Co 
MttUt'l berra 
mih l Whifluu Co 
liicire & King 
Chas Qrapewln Co 
Cuing \\uik tour 

ALHAMBRA (ubo) 
Togan A Geneva 
Pllcer A Douglas 
Chaa fi Evana Co 
Looey Haakell 
Beatrice Morelle 
bopuyu barnard 
Wm Morris Co 
Conlln Steele A P 
Oxford Trio 

ROYAL, (ubo) 
Zeda A Hoot 
Emma Francis Co 
Welch Mealy A M 
Scotch Lads A L 
Morrlsey A Hackett 
Wm Gaxton Co (play- 
ing "A Regular 
business Man" for- 
merly oougiaa Fair- 
bank) 
Belle baker 
Purdella Pateraon 
PHOCioKS 12oTH ST 
Pelham A Thelma 
Stanley A Lain be rt 
i.aily Godlva's Ride 
Kicu A Fruukilnn 
Majorie Fairbanks Co 
"On a Veranda" 
Klein Broa 
Nichols Nelson 
2d half 
Musical Mouarchs 
Mabel Ford Co 
Carr A Walker 
Mildred Biancnard Co 
Frank Mullane 
Copeland Draper Co 
Stanley A Oold 
Rose Troupe 

PROCTORS 58T1I 
Alderman bent 
Paul La Croix A D 
Thomas A Henderson 
Mildred blanchard Co 
Frank Mullane 
Carlisle A Roma 
Brown Harris A b 
Rose Troupe 

2d half 
Ryan A Ryan 

3 Campbells 

Lady Qodlva's Ride 
Harry Sykes 
George Sidney Co 
Lander Bros 
Nichols Nelson Tr 

AMERICAN (loow) 
Black A White 
Dow A Dow 
Whittle 
Mahoney Bros 
"Making the Movies" 
Barry A Wolford 
Belleclaire broa 
(Two to fill) 

2d half 
Dave Wellington 
Roy Raceford 
"beat of Friends" 
Maud Tiffany 
"birthday Party" 
Frank Morrell 
Olivers 
(Two to fill) 

LINCOLN (loew) 
Cummlngs A Gladding 
Dorothy Ford 
burke Toohey Co 
Ed Dowllng 
Nat Nazarro Co 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Murphy A Lachmar 

4 Harmonists 
Roberts A Rocder 
billy Hall Co 
JoneH A Johnson 
Heed Bros 

7th AVENUE 
Dave Wellington 
GoldlDg A Keating 
"Beat of Friends" 
Allle White 
Black A Wh^to Revue 
3 Alex 
(Two to fill) 

2d half 
Powder A Chapman 
Mllanl B 

Ethel McDonough 
Edward Abeles Co 
(Four to All) 



GREELEY (loew) 
Murphy A Lachmar 
lamed 

Smith A Kaufman 
Middle Spellmeyer Co 
Emma Btevens 
'Consul" A "Betty" 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Frankle James 
Whittle 

Fiddler A Shelton 
Burke Toohey Co 
Harry Cutler 
"Consul" A "Betty" 
(One to fill) 

DELANCEY (loew) 
Vera DeBasslnl 
Fiddler A Shelton 
Mllanl 5 
Harry Breen 
Hutchinson A Sadler 
Connolly 81a A Berger 
Kawana Broa 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Largay A Snee 
Mary Rocbo Co 
Dorothy Ford 
Smith A Kaufman 
Cotton A Long 
Collins A Clark 
The Lelande 
(One to All) 

NATIONAL (loew) 
Lawrence A Edwards 
Holmes A Riley 
"The Sword of Fear" 
Holden A Herron 
The Lelands 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Mayne A Ferns 
Mcfntoah A Malda 
Beatrice Morgan Co 
Jack Symonds 
Kawana Bros 
(One to fill) 

ORPHEUM (loew) 
Largay A Snee 
Mcintosh A Malda 
"Case for Sherlock" 
Newsboys Sextet 
6 Olivers 
(One to nil) 

2d half 
Fentell A Stark 
MendelRobn Four 
Vaterland Band 
Barry A Wolford 
Belleclaire Broa 
(One to fill) 

BOULEVARD (loew) 
Jack Symonds 
Billy Hall Co 
Maud Tiffany 
Reed Bros 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Julia Edwards 
Lawrence A Edwards 
O Havel A Valeska 
Goldlng A Keating 
Wm O'Clare Girls 



Breefclra 

ORPHEUM (ubo) 
Lucy Olllette 
Howard Klbbel A H 
Homestead 8 
Savoy A Brennan 
Creasy A Dayne 
Marling Johnston 
Franklin A Greeu 
(One to AID 

PROSPECT (ubo) 
Merle & Delmar 
Aubrey A Rich 
Harry Brooke Co 
Bernard A Phillips 
Merrill A Otto 
4 Meyakoa 
Carrie DeMar 
Jamie Kelly 
French A Els 

BUSHW1CK (ubo) 
Herbert's Dogs 
Riven A Harrison 
Palfrey Hall A B 
Mlgnon 

Noel Travers Co 
Bancroft A Broskn 
Valerie Bergere Co 
Lloyd A Brltt 
Am eta 

FLATBUSH (ubo) 
Werner Amoros Tr 
J P Wade Co 
Anna Chandler 
Mr and Mrs J Barry 
Aerial Eddya 
(Three to fill) 

BIJOU (loew) 
Frnnkle James 
O Havel A Valeska 
Roberts A Roeder 
Edward Abeles Co 
Harry Cutler 
Nelson 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Mahoney Broa 
Ismed 



McCormack A Irving 
"Making the Movlea" 
3 Alex 
(Two to fill) 

DE KALB (loew) 
Wartenberg Broa 
Powder A Chapman 
Fentell A Stark 
Keystone Trio 
Roae Berry 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
2 Brownies 
Vera DeBasslnl 
Middle Spellmeyer Co 
Newsboys Sextet 
Will H. Fox 
(One to fill) 

PALACE (loew) 
Julia Edwards 
Wm O'Clare Girls 
Jones A Johnson 
Will H. Fox 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Wm Morrla 
Roes Berry 
Bessie Remple Co 
Harry Breen 
Holmes A Riley 

FULTON (loew) 
2 Brownies 
Collins A Clark 
Lew Cooper 
"Birthday Party" 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Johnson A Deane 
Pearl Bros A Bush 
Cummlngs A Gladding 
C H O'Donnell Co 
Sandy Shaw 
Keyatone Trio 
WARWICK (loew) 
Loralne A Cameron 
"1st of the Month" 
Brady A Mahoney 
Adelon Co 

2d half 
Dow A Dow 
Elsie White 
Jungman Family 
(One to fill) 

BAY RIDGE (loew) 
Wm Morrla 
Mayne A Ferns 
Pearl Bros A bush 
C H O'Donnell Co 
Elsie White 
Dr Roy Raceford 

2d half 
Livingston Trio 
Emma Stevens 
"The Attorneys" 
"Sword of Fear" 
Billy K Wella 
Martin A Fabrlnl 

Alaaay, Iff. T. 

PROCTOR'S 
Judge A Gale 
Charles Wilson 
Hartley A Pecan 
Copeland Draper Co 
Hal A Francis 
"Girls" 
Frailer Bunce A M 

2d half 
Rae A Benedetto 
Windsor Trio 
Markee Broa 
Irene Hobnon Co 
Claude Golden 
"Fashion Shop" 
Emll Mendelsohn 
Jerome A Carson 



2d half 
3 Weber Girls 
Smith A Farmer 
Lamb's Manikins 
Crelgbton Belmont A C 
"Cheyenne Days" 

Apple-ton. Wis 

BIJOU (wva) 
Orbassany's Birds 
Kelly A Galvln 
2d half 
Willie Halo A Bros 
(One to fill) 

Atlanta, Ga. 

FORSYTH E (ubo) 
Kelt A DeMont 
Gallagher A Martin 
Cole Russell A D 
Parker Girls 
Walter C Kelly 
F V Bowers Co 

Aasara, N. Y. 

AUDITORIUM (ubo) 
Mystic Hanson 3 
Adair A Wyant 
"The Orchard" 
Vlo A Lynn 

2d half 
Robinson A Nicholas 
Chung Ling Foo Tr 
Mercedes Bock Co 
(One to fill) 



Alleeil 

ORPHEUM (ubo) 
Delay Leon 
Musical Nosaes 
Kelly A Pollock 
Sabine A Rroner 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Harry Rose 
Girl from Kokomo 
•Rice Sully A Scott 
(Two to fill) 

Alton. III. 
HIPP (wva) 
Wanzer A Palmer 
Lai Mon Kim 

2d half 
Red ford A Winchester 
Musical Geralds 

a Ho—mi Pa. 

ORPHEUM (ubo) 
Whitney's Dolls 
Wood A Wyde 
"Mayor A Manicure" 
O'Donnell A Blair 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Woolaey A Meher 
"Female Clerks" 
Three Floods 
(One to fill) 

Abb trhar. Mirk. 

MAJESTIC (ubo) 
Boris Fradkln Tr 
Leila Sbaw 
4 Volunteers 
Flnk'a Mules 
(One to fill) 



A\ 

(21-22) 
MAJESTIC (Inter) 
Novelty Clintons 
Evelyn Cunningham 
Carson A Wlllard 
Marx Brothers 
Bison City 4 
The Gaudschmidts 

Baltimore 

MARYLAND (ubo) 
Paul Gordon 
Ralph Smalley 
Antrim A Vale 
Joe E Bernard Co 
Brltt Wood 
Weber A Fields 
Llghtner A Alex 
(One to fill) 

HlPr* (loew) 
Florence Tlmponl 
Parlse Trio 
C K A Faulkner 
Frank Westpbals 
The Skatella 
(Three to nil) 

Bangor, Me. 

BIJOU (ubo) 
Mario A Duffy 
Geo McFadden 
West A Van Slclen 
Jones A Sylvester 
"Betting Bettys" 

2d half 
Frederick A Vcnlta 
Frank Markley 
Ford A Hewitt 
I A B Smith 
"Betting Bettys" 

Battle Creek. Mick. 

BIJOU (ubo) 
1st half 
Trevltt's Dogs 
Dunn A Dean 
Countess Van Doren 
Brooks A Boven 
Hanlon broa Co 

Belolt. Wla. 

WILSON (wva) 
2d half 
Weltzel Vanetta 3 
Eleanor Sherman 
Paden A Reed 
(Two to HU» 

Blrmlnajkana, Ala. 

LYRIC (ubo) 
(Nashville split) 

lat half 
Santley Bros 
(Tlh^on » De Mott 
Alice Langdon Doll Co 
Gaston Palmer 
"fl Peaches A Pair" 
R loom In art on. III. 
MAJESTIC (wva) 
"Junior Revue" 
2d half 
Richard Wally Co 
Dorothy Herman 
"When We Grow Up" 
6 Musical Splllers 
(One to Oil) 

Boston 
KEITH'S (ubo) 
Loyal 's Dogs 

Fnlrv A OX«\\ 
Maryland Singers 
Fields A Halllday 
Vasco 

Bessie Wynn 
Mason-Keeler Co 
Norton A Lee 
Ideal 

ORPHEUM Mocw) 
R H A Franklin 
Donnelly A Dorothy 
Ed Clark A Roaes 



Cranston A Lee 
"Spoils of War" 
Charlie Caae 
Pauline's Leopards 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Scovllle Dancers 
Lu France A Holland 
Elizabeth Cutty 
"The System" 
Larry Comer 
3 bobs 
(Two to nil) 

GLOBE (loew) 
Redding Sisters 
Tulte'a Collegians 
Gturan A Newell 
( Ihree to HID 

2d half 
Ruth Howell A Co 
Walter Elliott A Co 
Raymond Wiley 
Donnelly A Dorothy 
Sabbott A Wright 
(One to fill) 

ST JAMES (loew) 
3 Bobs 

Elizabeth Cutty 
'The System" 
Forrester A Lloyd 
Denny A Boyle 

2d half 
Giuran A Newell 
Cranston A Lee 
"Spoils of War" 
It H A Franklin 
Ed Clark Roses 

Bridgeport. Coaa. 

POL1S (ubo) 
Cervo 

Flo Irwin Co 
Violet McMillan 
(Two to fill) 

2d half 
Great Hugo 
Van A Pierce 
"The Yellow Peril" 
James J Corbett 
(Two to fill) 

PLAZA (ubo) 
Shaw A Culhane 
barane band 
(Two to All) 

2d half 
Fred Weber 
Lane A Harper 
(Two to fill) 

Buffalo 

SHEA'S (ubo) 
Elsie Jama 
A Dlnehart Co 
M Burkhart 
JAW Hennlngs 
Alex Bros 
Emmett A Tonge 
Adonis A Dog 
Powder A Chapman 
OLYMPIC (sun) 
Australian Waltes 
Cray & Van Lieu 
xfcrvrlce" 
Live Wires" 
(One to HID 

Butte. Moat. 

EMPRESS (acAabc) 
The Valdos 
Handera A Mlllls 
Casting Lamys 
Ann Hamilton Co 
Grant Gardner 
Scharf A Ramser 
Calgary. Caa. 
GRAND (orph) 
Harry Green Co 
Harry Hlnes 
Olga Cook 
Stone A Hayes 
Bert Wheeler Co 
Natalie Sisters 
Gara Vora 

PANTAGES (m) 
Seven Bracks 
Little Lord Roberts 
Byal A Early 
7 Hirschoffs 
Rials 
Nan Gray 

Canton, 111. 

PRINCESS 'wva) 
2d half 
Horn & Farrls 
Morgan A Stewart 
(Two to All) 

Oaatea, O. 

LYCEUM (ubo) 
Ln France Trio 
Wood M A Phillips 
"40 Leaguea Under S" 
Hugo Lutgens 
Leona Lamar 

Cedar Rapids* la. 

MAJESTIC (wva) 
Vernle Kaufman 
Louis London 
Lua Anellka 
Nichols Slaters 
Kelso A Lelghton 
Adams Bros 
Everette's Monks 

2d half 
Lawton 

Kennedy A Burt 
Wllla H Wakefield 
'Porch Party" 
Frlrnd A Downing 

Chnmpalan. 111. 

ORPHECM (wva) 
l"t half 
Rose A Ellis 
Lrroy A Mnbel Hartt 
Storm & Mnurston 
Pong A Dnneo Revue 
Woher A Elliott 
Chattanooaa. Tenn. 

MAJESTIC (ubo) 
Mr A Mrs Allison 
Rrown A McCormlck 
Leo Beers 
"War BrideB" 



2d half 
Innls A Ryan 

Sueenle Dunedln 
ager A Goodwin 
"War Brides" 

Caleaajo. 
MAJESTIC (orph) 
Chip A Marble 
Parsifal 

Whiting A Burt 
Nan Hulptrin 
Ballet 

Harry Berosford Co 
Stewart A Donohue 
Graoe Fisher 
Martimttl & S 

PALACE (orph) 
"Forest Fire" 
Violet Dalo 
Long Tack Sam 
Sherman Van A H 
Wm Pruett Co 
Marion Weeks 
Ed Lavlne 
Burnbam A Irvln 
The Crisps 

AMERICAN (wva) 
"La Petite Revue" 

2d half 
Emba A Alton 
"Lingerie Shop" 
Danny Simmons 
Great Santell 
(One to nT 

AVENUE (wva) 
Francois A Partner 
Elks Trio 
Rawson A Clare 
Great Lester 
Bedford A Winchester 

2d half 
Lillian Watson 
James J Callahan 
John A Mae Burke 
(Two to fill) 

ACADEMY (wva) 
Kelso Broa 
Avonda Duo 
(Three to All) 
2d half 
Henry Gunson 
Roatlno A Shelby 
Tun Chin Troupe 
(Two to fill) 

WINDSOR (wva) 
Westzel Van Etta 3 
Weir A Mack 
Trovato 
Hippodrome 4 
(One to nin 

2d half 
Morocco Six 
Dale A Weber 
Spencer A Williams 
Ed 'School Days" 
(One to fill) 

WILSON (wva) 
IMllle Sunday 
Norwood A Hall 
Vera Meraereau 
James J Callahan 
John A Mae Burke 

2d half 
Francois A Partner 
Rawson A Clan- 
Travoto 
Hipp 4 
(One to fill) 

KEDZIE (wva) 
Cummlu A Seabam 
Mae Curtis 
Morgan A Gray 
Bliley A Lerner 
Primrose Mlnstrela 

2d half 
Musical Hodges 
"The Baby" 
(Three to fill) 

HIPP (wva) 
Will A Kemp 
Murphy A Klein 
Farrell A Farrell 
Chas J Carter 
•The Lion's Bride" 
Morris A Allen 
Mahoney A Auburn 
Rossini Duo 
McRae A Clegg 
Mlgonettl McKlm 
7 Bracks 
Flchel's Tyrol eons 

McVlCKERS (loew) 
Empire Comedy 4 
Ed Blondcll Co 
Rae L Royce 
Irene'a Circus 
. r » Violin Reautlcs 
Johnson H A LIsette 
Manolo 
(Two to fill) 

GRAND (m) 
Sebastian Morrill Co 
Stuart 

Houskoy A Nichols 
Stein A Hume 
Chester's Dogs 
2d half 
Brooks & Lorclla 
Belmont Sisters 
Walter Baker Co 
Housley A Nichols 
'Cakewalk Phlends" 

CROWN (m) 
Brooks A Lorella 
Alvarez A Martelll 
Alice Condon Co 
Harry Gilbert 
Fern & Zell 
'1 Roslnns 

2d hair 
Jack A Jessie Gibson 
Mile Sldnnle 
Jimmy Green 
N'lck Santora Co 
Stein A Hume 
I Ishlknwn Japs 
Cincinnati 
KEITH'S (ubo) 
(Sundny opening) 
Snnsom A Dellla 
Adelaide Francis 



Louie Simon Co 
Saxo Sextet 
Dooley A Salea 
Mile Vadrlo Co 
Sam Bernard 
.Nedervfiu t> xiaboons 

EMPRESS (acAabc) 
Hunter'a Doga 
Roaella Rozella A R 
Lorialne & tiuihanan 
Foster A Foater 
4 Bards 
(One to fill) 

Clevelaau. 

KEITH'S (ubo) 
Darus Bros 
Ryan A Tlerney 
Milton A De Long 81a 
Charlotte Parry Co 
"Tango Lhoes" 
Frank Mclntyre 
Monroe A Mack 
Valeclto's Leopards 

MILES (Inter) 
Ross Bros 

Evil Hour" 
\ lolu Duval 
Oscar Lorraine 
Captain Sorcho 
(One to fill) 

PRISCILLA (sun) 
Welby Pearls Mina 
Ned Norton Girls 
3 Musical Kings 
Hlrschhorn Troupe 
(Two to All) 
GORDON SQ (scAabc) 

(Liberty split) 
Delphlno A Delmore 
Knowlea A White 
Kealakla Hawallana 
(Three to fill) 



Coluanaua 

K&iTH'S (Ubo) 
Geo B Ro*ner 
Joe De Kcs Troupe 
McKay A Ardlne 
Campbell Sis 
Meehan's Dogs 
Madden Ford Co 
Qua Edwards' Revue 

Cllatoa* la. 

ORPHEUM (wva) 
Eleanor Sherman 
Cassldy A Longton 
Kennedy A Burt 
Tun Chin Troupe 
(One to All) 

2d half 
Silver A Gray 
Raymond Sisters 
(Three to fill) 

Council Bluffs, la. 

NICHOLS (wva) 
1st half 
Silver A Gray 
Randow Duo 
Williams A Fuller 

Dalian. 

HIPP (Inter) 
Chas Fatt- A Mabel 
Edyth A Eddie Adair 
Ma9on A Murray 
(One to flil) 

2d half 
Amorous A Mulvey 
Arthur Rugby 
Musical Gormans 
(One to fill) 
MAJESTIC (inter) 
Guzmanl 3 
Fagg A White 
Relne Davies 
Three Chums 
"Telephone Tangle" 
Joe Whitehead 
Dan Sherman Circus 

Daveaport 

COLUMBIA (wva) 
Lawton 
Ben Smith 
Mme Doree Co 
Friend A Downing 
Cheebert Troupe 

2d half 
Dorech A Russell 
Wilson A Wilson 
Mme Doree Co 
Norwood A Hall 
Kartelll 

Dayton. O. 

KEITH'S (udo) 
(Formerly Colonial, 

( opening Feb. 'Jl j 
Hubert Dyer Co 
Sherman A Uttry 
"Peltleonta" 
Avon Comedy 4 
"Fashion Show" 
Robt E Keane 
Kerville Family 

Decatur, III. 

EMPRESS (wva) 
Swan A Swan 
Kilkenny 4 
Storm A Maurston 
Brown A Spencer 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
"Cnbaret Girl" 

Denver 

ORPHEUM 
Ryan A Lee 
Oauthler A Devi 
Harry Fern Co 
Ruby Helder 
Harmony 3 
Miss Leltzcl 
Les Yardys 

Den Molnea 

ORPHEUM (wva) 
Embs A Alton 
Eva Fay 

Dolan A Lenharr 
"Tho Debutantes" 
u Lelghtona 
Arthur Barat 



2d half 
Laypo A Binjaala 
Eva Fay 

Boothby A Bverdeen 
Bella Italia Troupe 
(Two to fill) 

Detroit. 

TEMPLE tuuui 
"Bride Shop" 
Una Clayton Co 
Chaa Olcott 
M Youngblood (local) 
Eronette Aaorla 
Lunette Sisters 
Evana A Wllaon 

COLUMBIA (sun) 
Wllla Gilbert Co 
Hickvllle Trio 
Cecil Gordon Co 
Columbia Players 
Bob Barrett 

MILES (acAabo) 
Kerr k Burton 
"Dr Joy" 

Happy Jack Oardner 
Chaa Kenna 

Dubuaue, la. 

MAJESTIC (wva) 
"Sept Morn" 

2d half 
El Rey Sisters 
Louis London 
Kelso A Lelghton 
Watson A Flvnn 
Cycling McNutta 

Duluta 

GRAND (wva) 
Howard A Sadler 
Beach A Lynn 
Grace De Winters 
Tasmanlana 
2d half 

2 Georgea 
Elliott A Mullen 
Eilera Novelty 
(One to nil) 

aCaatoa, I'a. 

ABLE O H (ubo) 
Moraila A Van Ess 
Sol Burns 
Green-Lloyd Co 
Demarest A Colletti 
"Honey Girls" 
2d half 
Baby Helen 
"Which Shall I M" 
Mc Levi A Pond 
Sabine A Broner 
(One to AH) 

IB. Liverpool 

AMERICAN (sun) 
Hyman Adler Co 
Mack A Mack 
Frank Chase 3 
Catherine Donbltt 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Harry Coleman 
Work A Ower 
"Watch Your Step" 
Greagory Troupe 
(One to fill) 

Eaa Clair, Win. 

ORPHEUM (wva) 
Paden A Heed 
(Two to fill) 

2d half 
Orbassany a Birds 
Bennington 

3 Millarda 

Edaaoatoa, Caa. 

PANTAGES tm> 
Holiday ln Dixie L" 
Volant 
Harry Tsuda 
Rosle Lloyd 
Pealson A Goldle 
Elfciin, ill. 
GRAND (wva) 
1st half 
Arthur A Grace Terry 
Fisher A Rockaway 
Harvarda 
Senator Murphy 
Those French Girls 

Elkhart, lad. 

ORPHEUM <ubo) 
Allen A Allen 
Van A Hazen 
Frank Gabby 
"West Point Girls" 

2d half 
Bennington Sisters 
Simpson A Dean 
Madeline Sach 
Le Grohs 

Erie. I»a. 

COLONIAL (ubo) 
Kit Karson 
Wright A Dietrich 
Marshall Montgomery 
Nonette 

Honey Boy Minstrels 
The r'eers 

Evaaavllle, lad. 

GRAND (wva) 
3 Kelcey Sisters 
Greene A Parker 
Frank Stafford Co 
Joe Cook 
"Neptune's Daughters" 

2d half 
Merle's Cockatoos 
Baron Lichter 
"Ear] A Girls" 
Dunbar A Turner 
The Vanderkoors 

Fall River, Mass. 

BIJOU (loew) 
Sabbott A Wright 
Raymond Wiley 
LaFranre A Holland 
(Ono to fill) 

2d half 
Forrester A Lloyd 
Sylvester Schafer 
(Two to All) 



VARIETY 



Farno, W. D. 

•RAND (scftabo) 
Kalma 

West * Boyd 
Lew Wells 

2d half 
Sam Curtis Girls 
John Hlgglns 
(One to nil) 

Flint, Mick. 

MAJESTIC (ubo) 
1st half 
3 Weber Girls 
Smith ft Farmer 
Lamb's Manikins 
Crelfbton Bros ft Bel 
"Cheyenne Days" 



Ft. Doftaje, 

PRINCES? (wva) 
Melnotte Lanole Tr 
Brown ft Jackson 
Svengall 
Mabel Plorenoe Co 

2d half 
Princess Minstrels 
Morton Bros 
Sprague ft McNeece 
Sullivan ft Myers 

Ft. Wayne, lnd. 

PALACE (ubo) 
Dorothy Herman 
Night Clerk" 
2d half 
Neu8s ft Eldrld 
Boudlnl Bros 
Dorothy Brenner Co 
"New Leader" 
Carl McCullougb 
Woodchoppers 

Ft. Worth 

MAJESTIC (Inter) 
"Clown Seal" 
Elsie Faye 3 
Harry Holman Co 
Mme Donald Ayer 
Emma Cams 
Rooney ft Bent 
Dudley 3 

Galeabary, 111. 

GAIETY (wva) 
"Between Trains" 
Horn ft Farrls 
Herman ft Shirley 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Allen ft Allen 
Barto ft Clark 
Allen's Minstrels 
(One to fill) 

Grand Raplda 

ORPHEJM (ubo) 
Blands 

Fred ft Eva Hurley 
Klein ft Kloss Sisters 
Genie Ral 
Osakl Trio 

2d bait 
Bartelll ft Wright 
Harry ft Kate Balden 
Cross ft Doris 
Lenore Sher ft Burnett 

EMPRESS (ubo) 
Minnie Kaufman 
Lambert ft Fredericks 
Gladys Alexander 
Bronson ft Baldwin 
FrlUl Scheft 
Milt Collins 
Chlnko 



Great Falla, Mont. 

PALACE (wva) 
Bert Coleman 
"Fashion Shop" 
Davies ft Romanelll 

2d half 
Clark Sit era 
Joe Dannlster Co 
Don Taylor 
Ethel May Co 

Hamilton* Can. 

TEMPLE (ubo) 
P J Ardath Co 
Mllo 

Adroit Bros 
(Two to fill) 

Hnanllten, O. 

GRAND (sun) 
The Nellos 
Josephine Lenhardt 
"Foot light Girls" 
Morton ft Norwood 
Belthazer Bros 
2d half 
Smith A Glenn 
Katherine Deane Co 
Anthony ft Adele 
Old Soldier Fiddlers 
Porter Norton Co 

Hammond, lnd. 

ORPHEUM (wva) 
Marlon ft Wlllard 
Gaylord ft Lancton 
Lillian Watson 
Colonial Maids 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
"6 Little Wives" 

Hnnnlbnl, Mo. 

PARK (wva) 
Little Miss Mix-Up" 
2d half 
Lavine A Lavine 
Margaret Ryan 
Lloyd Sisters 
Leroy ft ^oxier 
Kawson ft June 

Harrlsburn;, l*a. 

MAJESTIC (ubo) 
Roser's Dogs 
Joe Towle 
"Female Clerks" 
Ward Bell A Ward 
(One to fill) 



2d half 
Moralls ft Van Ess 
Sol Burns 

"Mayor ft Manicure" 
Musical Nosses 
(One to fill) 

Hartford, Conn. 

PALACE (ubo) 
Yoshl Bros 
Worsley ft Ashton 
Kay Bush ft Rob 
"Yellow Peril" 
Wilson Bros 
Loredo's Models 
2d half 
Walters ft Walters 
Browning ft Morris 
"Fortune Seekers" 
Cotter ft Boulden 
(Two to fill) 

Hoboken, N. J. 

8TRAND (ubo) 
Aerial Shaws 
Damond 

Cameron De Witt Co 
Cooper ft Ricardo 
Ray ft HUllard 
Edwlna Barry Co 
Halley A Noble 
Collier ft De Nald 

2d half 
7 Bracks 

Mr ft Mrs B Gilmore 
Girl from Milwaukee 
Bert Fitzglbbons 
(Two to fill) 

LYRIC (loew) 
The Vernons 
David Ross Co 

2 Kanes 
(Two to fill) 

2d half 
Lorraine ft Cameron 
"1st of Month" 
Bessie LeCount 
Anderson A Pony 
(One to fill) 

Houston 

MAJESTIC (inter) 
Rex's Circus 
Hans Hanke 
Sumlko A G Girls 
Gerard A Clark 
Genevieve Cliff Co 
Orvllle Stamm A Co 

Indianapolis 

KEITHS (ubo) 
Wilson A Aubrey 
Schooler A Dickinson 
Mr and Mrs O Wilde 
Marie Fitzglbbons 
Marie McFarland A S 
Sarah Padden Co 
Mullen A Coogan 
Madam Herman Co 
LYRIC (ubo) 
Bombay Deerfoot 
Browning A Deane 
Geo Lovett Co 

3 Dolce Sisters 
Neuss ft Eldrld 

2d half 
The Kilties 
Mannle Gilmore 
Kilkenny 4 
Sidney A Townley 
Cummin ft Seaham 



STAR (ubo) 
Minerva Courtney Co 
3 Stelndel Bros 

2d half 
Jan A Jessie Burns 
"The Orchard" 

Jnekaon, Mian. 

ORPHEUM (ubo) 
2o half 
Boris Frldkln Tr 

3 Vagrants 
Leila Shaw 

4 Volunteers 
Fink's Mules 

Jacksonville 

DUVAL (ubo) 
(Savannah split) 

1st half 
(Open Sunday) 
Doyle A Elaine 
Hanley A Murray 
Navassar Girls 
(Two to fill) 

jouot, in, 

ORPHEUM (wva) 
2d half 
Arthur ft Grace Terry 
Fisher ft Rockaway 
6 Harvards 
Senator Murphy 
Those French Girls 

Jenlln, Ms. 

ELECTRIC (wva) 
Seymour Family 
Lewis A Norton 
2d half 
Casting Campbells 
Merritt A Love 

Knlnmnsoo, Mich. 

MAJESTIC (ubo) 
2d half 
Trevltt's Dogs 
Dunn A Dean 
Countess Van Doren 
Brooks A Bowen 
Hanlon Bros Co 

Kansas City. Kan. 

ELECTRIC (wva) 
Dlngley A Norton 
Brooklyn Comedy 4 

2d half 
3 Delyons 
Simmons A Simmons 

Kanaae City, Mo. 

ORPHEUM 
Eddie Foy Family 
Diamond ft Brennen 
Reynolds ft Donegan 



Florrle Mlllershlp 
Freeman ft Dunham 
LAM Jackson 
"Saint A Sinner" 

GLOBE (wva) 
Evans A Sister 
Gladys Vance 
Graham A Randall 
Princess Minstrels 
Burke A Burke 
2d half 
Arnold ft Florence 
Finn A Finn 
Lewis A Norton 
Seymour Family 
Brooklyn Comedy 4 

Knoxvllle, Tenn. 

GRAND (ubo) 
Innls A Ryan 
Hager A Goodwin 
Welch's Minstrels 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Brown ft McCormlck 
Mr and Mrs Allison 
Welch's Minstrels 
(One to fill) 

Kokomo, lnd. 
SIPE (ubo) 
Bennington Sisters 
Simpson A Dean 
Alice Hamilton 
Le Grohs 

2d half 
Vlctorlne A Zolar 
Frank Gabby 
Primrose Minstrels 
(One to fill) 

Lafayette, lnd. 

FAMILY (ubo) 
Dix A Dixie 
Chief Caupollcan 
Jas Grady Co 
Kenny A Hollls 
Woodchoppers 

2d half 
"Around Town" 

Lansing, Mick. 

BIJOU (ubo) 
Musical MacLarens 
Sullivan A Mason 
Granville A Mack 
tiardeen 
(One to All) 

2d half 
• Prince of Tonight" 

Lewleton, Me. 

UNION SQ (ubo) 
Frederick A Venlta 
Frank Markley 
Ford A Hewitt 
I A B Smith 
Hoyt'B Minstrels 

2d half 
Mario A Duffy 
George McFadden 
West A Van Sicklen 
Jones A Sylvester 
"Midnight Follies" 

Lima, O. 

ORPHEl M (sun) 
Catherine Dean Co 
Anthony A Adele 
Smith A Glenn 
Old Soldier Fiddlers 
(One to All) 

2d half 
Josephine Lenhardt 
The Nellos 
"Footlight Girls" 
Morton A Norwood 
Belthazer Bros 

Lincoln, Neb. 

ORPHEUM 

(24-25) 

(Same LIU Playing 

Colo Spgs 21-22) 
Clccolinl 
Stalne's Circus 
Frank Crumlt 
Singer A Zleglers 
Le Hoen A Dupreece 
Whipple Huston Co 
Roshanara 

LYRIC (wva) 
Fay Coleys A Fay 
(One to till) 

2d half 
Walton A Vivian 
(One to fill) 

Little Rock, Ark. 

MAJESTIC (Inter. 
San Tuccl 3 
"Red Heads" 
Santos A Hayes 

3 Emerson 

2d half 
Novelty Clintons 
Rouble Sims 
Carson A Wlllard 

4 Murx Brothers 

Losrannport, lnd. 

COLONIAL (ubo) 
Kilties 

Mabel Harper 
Spencer u. Williams 
2d half 
Night Clerk 

Loa Angeles 

ORPHEUM 
Van A Bell 
Chic Sales 
Toney ft Norman 
Bouncer's Circus 
Jno Gordon Co 
Metro Dancers 
Nesblt A Clifford 
HIPP (ac&abc) 
Jacob's P gs 
Tarroll K. & Fay 
Florence Modenna Co 
3 Alvernttes 
Wally Brooks Co 
Falrman A Arrher , 
fleo B Alexander 



PANTAOE8 (m> 
Haveman's Animals 
Belmont A Lewis 
Ray Lawrence 
Heuman Trio 
R Stuart A Roberts 
Loulnvllle. 

KEITH'S (ubo) 
Bertlch 

Crawford ft Broderlch 
3 Keatons 
Thomas A Hall 
Craig Campbell 
Louis Simon Co 
Hallen A Fuller 
Cedora 

Madison, Win. 

ORPHEUM (wva) 
Carl McCullougb 
"Maids of Movies" 
"Girl In Moon" 
Juggling DeLlsle 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
"The Tango Girl" 

Manchester. N. H. 

AUDITORIUM (ubo) 
Billy Bouncer Co 
Harold Yates 
Gwynne A Gossett 
Rice A Franklin 
Romano Franks Co 

2d half 
Stanley A Burns 
B A Carmantelle 
Phllllpl Four 
.1 C Mack Co 
Dayton Family 

Mason City, In. 

REGENT (wva) 
5 Romeras 
(One to ...1) 

2d half 
Calne A udom 
Melnotte La Nale Tr 

*f*vnpbla. 

ORPHEUM 
Carolina White 
Laura N Hall Co 
Mazie King Co 
Lew Hawkins 
Cook U Lorenz 
Henry Rudolf 
Gardiner 3 

Milwaukee 

MAJESTIC (orph) 
Alex Carr Co 
Adelaide A Hughes 
Cecil Cunningham 
Wm Weston Co 
Lady Sen Mel 
Tburber A Madison 
Mijares 

Harry Fisher Co 
Minneapolis). 
ORPHEUM 
Chilson Ohrmaun 
Fatlma 

.*» Annapolis Boys 
Geo Howell Co 
Benny A Woods 
Stevens A Woods 
Stevens A Falk 
Vanderbilt A Moore 
GRAND (wva) 
Emmett's Canines 
Grace A Ernie Forrest 
Hickman Bros Co 
Troy Comedy 4 

PALACE (wva) 
Willing A Jordon 
Clayton & Lennte 
Hoy A Arthur 
(Two to fill) 

UNIQUJ (scAabc) 
Housch «•• La Velle 
"Ye Old Song Revue" 
Quigg A Nickerson 
(Two to fill) 

Mlsaoula, Mont. 

BIJOU (wva) 
Lyric 4 

Musical Fredericks 
GladyB Arnold 
Annie Abbott Co 

lid half 
Bert Coleman 
"Fashion Shop" 
Davies A Romanelll 
Montreal, Can. 
ORPHEUM (ubo) 
Alice's Pets 
Jackson A Wahl 
Emerson A Baldwin 
Wlllard 
"Ladies Club" 
"Discontent" 
Orth A Dooly 
Imp Jlu Jitsu Tr 

Mt. Vernon, N. Y. 

PROCTOR'S 
A A O Dolly 
Harry Sykes 
John Clarkson Co 
Countess Varona 
Rawls & V Kaufman 
Marie Lo Co 
Lander Bros 
Leach Wallen 3 

I'd half 
The Sterlings 
O'Brien & Buckley 
Charles Wilson 
.led ti Ethel Dooley 
Herbert Mnsley Co 
Ceorgln Enrle Co 
Kelly & Pollock 
E'Hilllo Mros 

Naabvllle. Tenn. 

MAJESTIC (ubo) 
(Birmingham split) 
1st half 
King * King 
Stevens B * B 
Toots Pnka Co 
Willie Solar 
Orange Packers 



Newark, N. J. 

MAJESTIC (loew) 
Bessie Remple Co 
Sandy Shaw 
Martin A Fabrlnl 
4 Harmonists 
Marcy Rocho Co 
(Two to fill) 

2d half 
Allle White 
"Case for Sherlock" 
Holden A Herron 
"Black A White" 
Lew Cooper 
Warternberg Bros 
(One to fill) 
New Haven* Conn. 

POLl'S (ubo) 
Bob A Tip 
Bonla 

Norman A St Clair 
"Women Proposes" 
(Two to fill) 

2d*balf 
Dave Wellington 
Violet McMillan 
Flo Irvln Co 
Wilson Bros 
(Two to All) 

BLJOU (ubo) 
Fred Weber 
Lane A Harper 
James J Corbett 
(Three to fill) 

2d halt 
Great Johnson 
Shaw A Culhane 
Carey Buckley Co 
Doris Wilson 3 
Helen Davis 
(One to fill) 

New Orleans 

ORPHEUM 

Houdlnl 

Williams A Wolfus 

Don Fong Que A Haw 

Ray Samuels 

Walter Milton Co 

Mack A Vincent 

Ben Beyer Co 

Norfolk, Va. 

ACADEMY (ubo) 

(Richmond split) 

1st half 

4 Readings 

Capitol Cite 2 

Helen Page Co 

Bobby Waltbour Co 

(One to All) 

No. Yaklnen, Wash. 
EMPIRE (scAabc) 

LlbbT A Barton 

Allen Trio 

Wm Lytell Co 

Mills A Lockwood 

Strassell's Animals 

Burt A Lyton 

Oakland, CM. 

ORPHEUM 
(Open Sunday Mat) 
Paul Brandon Hurst C 
Paul Levan A Dobbs 
Billy McDermott 
Lambertl 
Corelll A Glllettl 
Howard A Clark 

PANTAOE8 (m) 
Mexico 

Hugo B Koch Co 
O'Nell A Wamsley 
Singing Parson 
The Bremens 

Ogfden. Utah 

PANTAOES (m) 

4 Casters 
Knox Wilson 
"Maids of West" 
Jarvls ft Harrison 
Harry La Toy 

Okla. City. Ok la. 

LYRIC (Inter) 
Amorous A Mulvey 
Hawley A Hawley 
Musical Oormans 
Arthur Rlgby 
2 Franks 

2d half 
Garclnettl Br^s 
Parisian Trio 
Broughton A Turner 
Notional City 4 
Beatrice Sweeney Co 

Onsnfcn 

ORPHEUM 
(Open fan Mat) 
Fannie Brlce 
Stuart Barnes 
La Mont's Cowboys 
Brown A Spencer 
Page H A Mack 
2 Tomboys 
Qulroga 

EMPRESS (wva) 
Doree's Belles 
Sullivan A Meyers 
Arnold A Florence 
J ft O O'Mera 
2d half 

5 Romeras 
Svengall 

Brown A Jackson 
Mabel Florence Co 

Oehkosb, Wis. 

MAJESTIC (wva) 
Powers A Freed 
(Two to nil) 

2d half 
Mr A Mrs McOreevv 
Kelly A Calvin 
(One to fill) 

Ottawa 

DOMINION (ubo) 
Bertie Ford 
Everest's Monks 
Knapp A Cornelia 
(Two to nil) 



»na. Kan. 
BBST (wva> 
Merritt A Love 
Jack A 0111 
Sidney A Townley 

2d half 
Edmunds * La Velle 
Lawrence A Hurl Falls 
Dlngley A Norton 

Pnwtocket, BL I. 

SCENIC (Ubo) 
Waive Cummlngs 
I A E Freeman Co 
McCabe Levy A P 
College Inn 6 
2d half 
The Brightens 
3 Keltons 
Gonna A Llvsey 
"Toylanders" 



m. 

ORPHEUM (wva) 
"All Girl Revue" 

2d balf 
Puppets 

Angelo Weir A Darcey 
Patrlcola 

Rogers Pollack ft R 
Bottomley Troupe 

Phllndelnhln 

KEITH'S (ubo) 
Alcker 3 

Meredith ft Snoozer 
J C Nugent Co 
Rutb Roye 
P ft L Brucb 
Rutb St Penis Co 
Big City 4 
Stanley 8 

WM PBNN (ubo) 
Gordon ft Day 
Ward ft Howell 
Beaumont ft Arnold 
Parillo A Fabrlto 
Rogers Oray Co 
"ABCD Girlies ft B" 

GRAND (ubo) 
Samoya 

Robinson ft McShane 
Wm Wilson Co 
Bernard ft Scartb 
Bob Pulgora 
"Midnight Rolllokers" 

Plttennvsjk. 

HARRIS (ubo) 
Louis Granat 
Major Doyle 
Evaleen ft Dolly 
Challis ft Lambert 
"Tango Revolution" 
Pearce ft Burke 
Woodford's Animals 

DAVIS (ubo) 
AJan A Emlle 
Antwerp Girls 
Qulgley ft FlUgerald 
Bert Melrose 
Allen Howard Co 
Lily Langtry Co 
Van ft Bchenck 
(Two to fill) 



0R1-HEUM 
"Fashion Show" 
Herbert Germalne 3 
Frankle Murphy 
Arthur Sullivan Co 
Stevens A Falk 
Relsner A Gores 
Fitzgerald A Marshall 

EMPRESS (scAabc) 
Harry Sterling 
Carl ft Rbell 
Cora A Robt Simpson 
Musical Kuehns 
Geo Lee Girls 
Ray Conlln 

PANTAOES (m) 
Imperial Troupe 
Gus Elmore Co 
Frank Bush 
Leroy A Paul 
Rice A Newton 

Providence, R. I. 

KEITH'S (ubo) 
J A K De Maco 
W A M Cutty 
Mosconl Bros 
Leipzig 

Wlllard Bimms Co 
Dunbar's Darkles 

passion Play" 
Belle Blanche 
Ernest Evans Co 

EMERY (loew) 
Ruth Howell Co 
Cotton A Long 
Larry Comer 
Scovllle Dancers 
(One to nil) 

2d half 
Redding Sisters 
Denny A Boyle 
Tulte's Collegians 
Charlie Case 
Nat Nazarro Co 

Qulncy, III. 

ORPHEUM (wva) 
Powell's Minstrels 

2d balf 
Herman A Shirley 
Clinton A Rooney 
"Between Trains'* 
A I Abbott 
Hilling's Seals 

Reading;. Pa. 

HIP (ubo) 
Harry Roso 
Olrl from Kokomo 
Baby Helen 
Rice Sully A Scott 
(One to All) 



2d balf 
Joe Towle 
"Honey Girls" 
Halllgan A Sykes 
Ward Bell A Ward 
(One to fill) 

Reartan, Can. 
REOINA (wva) 
Wayne ft Marshall 
Seymour 4 Du^ree 
Donlta 
Foolish Fellows 

2d balf 
Ross ft Wlss 
Cornelia ft Adele 
Miller ft Rainey 
5 Alarcons 

Rleksaondl. 

LYRIC (ubo* 

(Norfolk split) 

1st half 

Thleson's Dogs 

Medlln Watson ft T 

Kajlyama 

H ft Fs Minstrels 

(One to fill) 

Rookeeter, N. Y. 

TEMPLE (ubo) 
Mclntyre ft Heath 
Beatrice Harford 
Hunting ft Francis 
Alfred Bergen 
Roy Harran Troupe 
Malme Bros 
Klass ft Bernle 
J Warren Keene Co 

LOEW 
Robinson ft Nicholas 
Bessls LeCount 
"Paid with Interest" 
Bernard ft Shaw 
Montrose ft Ssrdell 

2d half 
Margaret Ford 
Vlo ft Lynn 
Monarch Comedy 4 
(Two to fill) 

Roekforft, I1L 

PALACB (wva) 
"Lingerie Shop" 
"Cracker Jacks" 
Mr ft Mrs H Emmstt 
Adolpba 
Kartell! 

2d half 
Ju<"*llng Deilsle 
Mae Curtis 
'Maids of Movies" 
Brown ft Spencer 

Snemasento. 

ORPHBUM 
(Fresno Split) 
1st half 
Bessls Clayton Co 
Emmett Devoy Co 
Cantor ft Leo 
Mang ft Snyder 
5 Kltamuraa 
Frank Fogarty 

EMPRESS (scAsbc) 
Cadleuz 
Gerard ft West 
Harry Mason Co 
Barber ft Jackson 
Bud Snyder 
Johnson ft Connell 
Blanche Colvln 

■nsjlnaw, Mlek. 

FRANKLIN (ubo) 
"Prince of Tonight" 

2d half 
Musical MacLarens 
Sullivan ft Mason 
Granville ft Mack 
Hardeen 
(One to fill) 

St Joe, Mo. 

CRYSTAL (Inter) 
Milton Schuster Co 

2d balf 
Bajorek Bros 
Dick Ferguson 
Burke ft Burke 
Fay Coleys A Fay 
Geo Brown Co 

ELECTRIC (wva) 
Simmons ft Simmons 
Casting Campbells 

2d bslf 
Graham ft Randall 
I Old Veterans 

St. Lonla 

COLUMBIA (orph) 
Anna Held 
Eddie Leonard Co 
Dorothy Regel Co 
M Nordstrom 
Flanagnn ft Edwards 
Morln Sisters 
H ft E Puck 
Carpos Bros 

EMPRESS (wva) 
Tojettl ft Bennett 
Bessie Brownlug 
Cal, Dean Co 
Gordon ft Marx 
2d bslf 
Wanzer ft Palmer 
3 Emersons 
(Two to fllP 

ERBE3B (wva) 
Karl 

Adair ft Orlffls 
James Thompson Co 
Mosher Hayer ft M 

2d balf 
Th* Lam»lnls 
Bessie Browning 
Cal Dean Co 
(One to All) 

GRAND (wva) 
Lillian Sieger 
Ioleen Sisters 
Thornton ft Corlew 
(Continued 



15 



Nell Abel 

Arehle Nicholson Co 
Orpington 8 
"Ths Coeds'* 

■t Pmal 

ORPHEUM 
(Open Sun Mat) 
Victor Morley Co 
Ray Dooley 3 
Pletro 

Conrad ft Conrau 
Leon Sisters 
Arthur Barat 
The Castoos 
EMPRESS i scAabc) 
2olns Dogs 
Tom Brentford 
"Beauty Doctor" 
W 8 Harvey 
(One to All) 

PRINCESS (wva) 
2 Georges 
Elliott A Mullen 
fillers Novelty 
(One to fill) 



2d half 
TJu 



Wilfred TJuBols 
Delmore A Moore 
3 Lorettas 
Electrical Venus 
(Ons to nil) 

Salt Lake 

ORPHEUM 
(Open Sun Mat) 
Rock ft White 
Comfort « King 
The Duttons 
Moore ft Haagsr 
Burley ft BurTey 
Kurtls Roosters 
Mrs Oene Hughes Co 
PANTAOES (m) 
Maurice Samuels 
Toosoonln Troupe 
Hasel Klrke 8 
Barnold's Dogs 
Princeton ft Yale 



Antonio. 

MAJH.S11C (Inter) 
Hooper A Cook 
Williams A Segal 
Dunbar's Singers 
Harry B Lester 
1 C A Coreene 
Al A Fan tttedman 
Han Ping Chlen 

San Diego 

PANTAOES (m) 
"Fashion Girls" 
Potts Bros Co 
Bob Albright 
Billle Beaton 
Standard Bros 



ORPHEUM 
(Open Sua Mat) 
Geriruue Houmann Co 
Harry Langdon Co 
Dyer ft Fays 
Moore O B ft McCor 
Grace De Mar 
Mlshka 8 
Callsts Conant 
Smith ft Austin 
EMPRESS (scAabc) 
Aerial Molls 
Hymen Myer 
Lilly Lonora Co 
Ranous Neleon Co 
Gray ft Graham 
4 La Dells Comlques 
Ksrr ft Dsvenport 

PANTAOES (m) 
"Omce Uiris ' 
Rucker A Wlnfrld 
(iaiia^utr a (Junin 
Keegan ft Ellsworth 
Uert Wlggln 



iteon, Oi 
EMfiKu (wva) 
Hayden ft Ooodwln 
Smllletto Sisters 
Arthur Young 8 
Llnnetts 

2d half 
Wayne ft Marshall 
Seymour ft Dupree 
Donlta 
& Foolish Fellows 



BiJoc tuooj 
(Jacksonville split) 
1st balf 
Tom Kuma 
Foster A Lovett 
Adams ft Gilbert 
"School i'luyground' 
(One to fill) 

Schenectady, N. 1 

proctors 
Lynch ft Zeller 
r-'rank B Flshsr 
Rogers ft Wood 
Rsckett H ft Marke* 
"Bank's V4 Mlliloa 
Three Lyres 
Gordon A Rlcca 
2d half 
Paul La Crolz A D 
Katherine Calvert 
Le Roy A Harvey 
Ash A Young 
"Girls" 

Hsl A Francis 
Al Raynor's Dogi 

Scraaton, Pa* 

POLl'S (ubo) 
(Wllkes-Barre Split 

1st half 
Models De Luxe 
Silver A Duvsll 
Wllkens A Wllkens 
Mathews A Shayne 
Mnrlp Russell 
McGool 
on page 31.) 



10 



variety 



Special Notices 

oftkeW.R.A.U.andA.A.A. 



The reinstatement fee for 
both the W. R. A. U. and 
A. A. A. is now $10, which pays 
up to April 1st 

The initiation fee still re- 
mains at $10, with $5 dues, 
which pays up to April ^ 1st, 
though the closed shop is in 
operation in more than one part 
of the United States. SO 
BEWARE! 



Poughkeepsie, N. Y. 

The manager of a certain theatre In 
Poughkeepsie. N. Y., bad been in the habit 
of using certain methods towards actors 
of which this Organisation does not ap- 

Erove. He had been warned several times 
y us. but the warnings were of no avail. 

Last Thursday, he cancelled a certain 
act, who, being White Rats, immediately 
got in touch with us. 

The Chief Deputy Organiser of New York 
was immediately sent to Poughkeepsie 
with full instructions and full power to 
act. 

At f o'clock he called upon the manager 
of that theatre, accompanied by the two 
representatives of Organised Labor in the 
town. 

Within ten minutes, when the manage- 
ment found that all of the actors were not 
coins on, the Chief Deputy Organiser re- 
ceived settlements in full for the other two 
old cases in dispute, the actor was put 
back to work, and we entered into most 
friendly and amicable arrangements with 
the mansger. 

NOTE j This wss a success because all 
the actors were White Rats. All did as 
they were told, and each knew who was a 
White Rat before the show commenced on 
the Thursday afternoon. 



New York, N. Y. 

One of the largest firms snd managers 
In the theatrical business refused to pay 
members of this Organisation for their 
work in a Broadway legitimate theatre. 

The actors placed the case In our hands, 
and, after "pressure" was brought to bear 
upon the management, we received a check 
In full for these members, which more than 
repays their dues if they were members for 
twenty years. 



Dayton, Ohio 



A troupe of Arabs, members of this Or- 
ganization, were booked in Philadelphia 
to go to Toledo with the understanding 
that they were to recieve two weeks. 

When they arrived in Toledo, the man- 
ager there told them that they were not 
to go to Dayton the next week. 

They communicated with International 
Headquarters, and by t o'clock that night, 
we received a personal message from the 
owners of the theatre In Dayton that the 
act would play there, and the act Is 
playing there this week. 



Many other cases have been settled this 
week by moral suasion and some by force, 
but, at the request of certain members, we 
do not publish the details. 



DON'T FORGET: 

All nominations for the Inter- 
national Election must be in by 
midnight, February 26th. 



WHERE DO YOU STAND? SPECIAL NOTICES 



BY HAMtY MOUNTFORD 

In the course of conversation, the other day, one of the best 
known and the most successful of musical comedy managers, 
the producer of the three biggest successes in the line of musical 
shows in New York during the last two years, said : 

"I don't see why vaudeville managers should fight with vaude- 
ville actors. The vaudeville actor goes out and pays an author 
to write his stuff, in many cases getting the best authors and 
paying the best prices. 

"The vaudeville actor then buys all the costumes. He then 
either rehearses his act or engages someone to produce it for 
him. He has his own music and band parts written for him. He 
then shows it to the vaudeville manager, and if the vaudeville 
manager likes it, he takes it; and yet after having taken it, he 
still continues to fight with him and quarrel with him and reduce 
his salary, while all the vaudeville manager gives the vaudeville 
artist is a theatre to play in. 

"Now if I could get artists like Montgomery and Stone, Gaby 
Dcslys, Nat Wills, Chas. Aldrich, et al., to go out and pay an 
author, buy the costumes, rehearse the performance, put it on 
and then invite me to come to look at it to see if I liked it or not, 
without any obligation on my part. Then if I did like it, I 
would more than cheerfully give them a theatre and I certainly 
would not quarrel with them or fight with them. 

"We should be the best of friends. I would not try to cut 
salaries that I agreed to pay them, I would not want any per- 
centage on their salaries, and as it would be to my own interest, 
I would do the best I could for them and their interests." 

I wonder if this has ever dawned on the vaudeville managers 
and the vaudeville actors. 

Yet all the vaudeville manager and the vaudeville agent do 
is to provide a theatre. The vaudeville actor provides his own 
author, his own lyrics, his own music, his own costumes, pays his 
own railroad fares and yet he is the least considered person in 
the entire business. 

Everybody comes before the actor, and he is required to pay 
commission to the manager of the theatre for the privilege of 
making money for the manager. 

Besides, he does not pay commission on what he gets, but pays 
commission on the royalty he pays to the author. He pays com- 
mission on the cost of his costumes and he pays commission on 
his railroad fares. 

Will you, the Actors of America, sit down quietly and think 
this over? 

Just get into your minds that you are paying commission on 
the money you pay the railroad and on every penny piece that 
goes out to make your act a success. 

One would think that the vaudeville actor, being practically a 
partner of the vaudeville manager, would at least get a fifty- 
fifty split. Would at least get common, ordinary, fair treatment. 

Would at least get paid for extra work. 

Would at least be considered as having a right to say some- 
thing as to the details of his contract. 

But my readers know that this is the last thing a manager 
would consent to do. 

The reason is, that the managers are organized. 

By their Organization, they compel the actor to pay 10%, 
\2y 2 %, 15%, and also to pay out various sums of cash to different 
agents. 

By means of their Organization, the managers were enabled 
to cut salaries twice during the last season, in many cases up to 
33%, and the actor, because he lacked Organization, had to stand 
for it. 

Organization and the power of it has terrified the Actor of 
America till he cannot call his Sunday or his soul his own. 

The power of Organization has so frightened some actors that 
they forget they are actors ; that they are laboring for a wage ; 
that they can see no good in an actor's movement, but can see all 
good in a manager's Organization. 

If, last year, we had been as powerful as we are now, if last 
year we had been preaching and carrying out a militant policy, 
the actors of this country would have at the present moment 
been receiving the same salaries as they did two years ago. 

The actors (as is well pointed out by the remarks of the 
legitimate manager at the head of this article) make the vaude- 
ville business, collectively. 

Why should they not control the vaudeville business? They 
can do so through Organization and the Organization that can 
do this means to do it and will do it, is the White Rats Actors' 
Union of America. 

You can still come in for $10. The time is getting short and it may 
be that you will never be asked again; so join while there is yet time. 

$10 INITIATION— $5 DUES UP TILL APRIL 1ST. 



International Election 

If you have any candidate far latema- 
Ib 



tioaal President, International Vice-Presi- 
dent, International Executive and Sa cr a 
tary-Treaaurer. or the n members of the 
International Board, send a letter (some- 
thing Ilka the following) to Intra* tf— a I 
Headquarter*. 227 Wast 41th Street, before 
midnight. February Mth, 101ft 
"wi have much pleasure hi m 
lasting Brother .... 
for the office of (hero 
signed by two members ta good standing, 
which should be accompanied by the fol- 
lowing statement, signed by the member 
nominated, or words to that effects 
"I bove much pleasure In a cce pt in g 
the nomination as a candidate for 

and If elected promise 

to fulfill my duties according to the 
Constitution and By-Laws of the 
Whits Rats Actors' Union of 
America." 
Do not forget t All nominations must he 
In by midnight, February tsth. 



Cleveland, Ohio 

Chief Deputy Organiser, 

Jack T. Mclnerney, 
1447 West 112th Street. 



Albany, N. Y. 

Chief Deputy Organiser 
R. L. Horst, 402 Broadway. 



Change of Address 

Winnipeg, Man. 

Financial Secretary and Organiser 

H. Hayes, 7tl Lindsay Building, 

Opposite St. Charles Hotel 

Meetings every Thursday night at UtM 

in St. Charles Hotel 




To Non-Members 

The initiation fee at the 
Is SIS, but, by virtue of 
to the Board of Directors or Intel 
Board, THIS FEE MAY BE INCREASED, 
at anjr time, without notice, UP TO AND 
INCLUDING tits. 

This means that, when you next see 
these notices, the INITIATION FEE MAY 
BE IS, may be $3>. may be «* OR EVEN 

list. 

So take advantage while there Is yet 
time. 

We do not wish to beep anyone out be- 
cause of financial conditions, or because 
the lnitiatlen fee may be too largo, but 
there is a limit to our 
suasion must 



IT IS YOUR DUTY TO BELONG TO 

THESE ORGANIZATIONS, and WHEN 

YOU BELONG YOU WILL FIND IT IS A 

PLEASURE. 

It is no good opposing our policies from 
the outside. The only way to change them, 
to modify them or to crush them Is to 
come inside. SO COME INSIDE WHILE 
YOU CAN AT A MODERATE COST. 



The Annual Masque 
and Civic Ball 

WILL BE HELD MARCH lsTH AT THE 
AMSTERDAM OPERA HOUSE, 44TH 
STREET AND STH AVENUE. 

For the first time In the history of the 
allied organisations, there will be a Ladies' 
Committee in charge of one of the de- 
partments. 

Members of the AAA desiring to serve 
on that committee are requested to notify 
either in person or by letter, the Head- 
quarters office. 



We are going to publish a list of acts 
that managers can cancel without danger 
to themselves. Do you want your name 
to be on that list? If not make Instant 
application for membership. 



VACANCIES FOR 

S Deputy Organisers. Apply for creden- 
tials ana particulars to Harry Mountford. 



Holders of transfer cards either V. A. F. 
or I. A. L. can attend all meetings of the 
Lodge, after the initiation. 



NEW ACTS THIS WEEK 



17 



NEW ACTS NEXT WEEK 

ImltUl PfMMrtatlon, First Appearance 

•r R— p pea ranee in or Around 

Now York 

Julia Dean and Co., Palace. 
Mr*. Thos. Whiffen and Co., Colo- 
nial 
Bierre and King, Colonial. 
Mailing Johnston, Orpheum. 
Rives and Harrison, Bushwick. 
Zeda and Hoot, Royal. 

Dolly Sisters and Jean Schwartz. 
Dances and Music. 
20 Mins.; Full Stage. 
Palace. 

M A Walking Song and Dance" (in 
which there was no song), a "Cuban 
Rumba," "Waltz Oriental" and fox 
trot stepping to the music of "Under- 
neath the Stars" made up the list of 

dances the Dolly Sisters (Rosie and 
Jennie) returned to vaudeville Mon- 
day. Jean Schwartz is billed with 
them and presided over a piano, hav- 
ing a couple of solo occasions to him- 
self while the girls dug up more 
dresses out of their wardrobe chests. 
The Dollys have developed into a 
classy couple, who dance in their own 
way, which is their own, as well as 
they look, and that is something, for 
the Dolly sisters can dress — in what 
might be called a stage style only. 
They have added the Palace, New 
York, this week as a twice daily per- 
formance in addition to their single 
turn nightly on the Amsterdam 
Roof. To make that emphatic the 
program twice mentions the Dollys 
are Palace-held this week by per- 
mission of Flo Ziegfeld, Jr., "No. 
8" on a program of 10 acts. The girls 
were very pleasing in their dancing. 
In so far as they were concerned, the 
position gave them a bit the worst of 
it, but for the benefit of the show in 
general it was the best spot they could 
have been placed. Following the de- 
luge of "modern dancing," the Dollys 
with their own ideas will always be 
welcomed on a vaudeville stage, for 
they have a following and they have 
an act. The latter through its looks 
will easily hold up feature honors. 
In setting the girls had a curtained 
bare stage, occupied only by the three 
principals, a concert grand of attrac- 
tive design, with a single shade lamp 
beside it. Sime. 



Largey and Snee. 
Talk and Songs. 
12 Mins.; One. 
American Roof. 

A mixed couple who evidently re- 
hearsed as a straight singing turn, then 
listened to poor advice and "put in 
talking." They do neither extraordi- 
narily well, but might be content with 
songs. One of their gags is, "I am 
sure it is going to rain within an hour. 
I feel the change in my pocket," jing- 
ling silver, which seems like an old and 
dangerous gag to have in an act now- 
adays, since to always use it might 
mean an act must work continuously. 
Largey and Snee cannot hold a posi- 
tion without a new act. Sime. 



Bernard and Scarth. 

"The Tale of an Overcoat" 

15 Mins.; One. 

Alhambra. * 

Jule Bernard and Florence Scarth are 
presenting humorous duolog. Last 
November, when the act was playing 
out of town, it was discovered the idea 
had been lifted bodily for "The World 
of Pleasure" at the Winter Garden, 
and the turn started a campaign to pro- 
tect its material, and it was worth the 
trouble, for it is a delightful little com- 
edy turn that will fit on almost any 
bill. "The Tale of an Overcoat" was 
first named "Loan-sum Street." The 
present title is more appropriate. The 
drop in "one" represents a street and 
the exterior of two buildings. One is 
a pawnshop, the other a lobster palace. 
A young chap visits the pawnshop to 
leave his watch so that he can redeem 
his overcoat. His girl comes along, and 
in the bright chatter that follows he In- 
vites her to lunch (first having ob- 
tained the information she had a pre- 
vious date), and when she accepts he 
is forced to pawn the coat again to 
make good. There are good laughs, 
and both Mr. Bernard and Miss Scarth 
land the punches in the lines with effect. 

Fred. 



Winfred Clark and Co. (3). 
Comedy Sketch. 
20 Mins.; (Parlor). 
Columbia (Feb. 13). 

The latest comedy act played by 
Winfred Clark was shown Sunday at 
the Columbia theatre. It is a farce, 
built and acted in the usual Clark style 
— plenty of speed, situations, complica- 
tions and comedy. The Columbia au- 
dience voted the piece laughable by 
laughing heartily at it. Mr. Clark has 
a company of three, one man and two 
women." Of the latter one could be 
changed for the betterment of the 
piece. The underlying reason for the 
farcical incidents is that Mr. Clark, 
having lost $500 playing poker the 
night before, told his wife (who de- 
tests a liar) he had purchased the 
apartment of a bachelor friend for that 
amount. With his wife he goes to the 
apartment to take possession, when he 
finds the bachelor became a benedict 
six months before, and refuses to va- 
cate to "square" the liar with his wife. 
It is a well written farce for vaude- 
ville, as all of Mr. Clark's many such 
skits in the past have been; the prin- 
cipal knows all the tricks and employs 
them. He should, with this one, find 
that a Clark farce is still in demand. 

Sime. 



PROTECTED MATERIAL 

Variety's Protected Material Department will receive and file all letters 
addressed to it. The envelopes are to be sealed upon the back in a manner 
to prevent opening without detection, unless by permission of the owner 
of the letter. 

It is suggested all letters be registered, addressed to Protected Ma- 
terial, Variety, New York, and receipt requested. Variety will acknowledge 
each letter received. 

Full particulars of the "Protected Material Department" were pub- 
lished on Page 5 in Variety of Feb. 4, 1911. 

The following circuits, managements and agencies have signified a 
willingness to adopt such means as may be within their power to eliminate 
"lifted material" from their theatres, when informed of the result of an 
investigation conducted by Variety: 



MARCUS LOEW CIRCUIT 
(Jot. M. Schenck) 

FINN-HEIMAN CIRCUIT 
(Sam Kahl) 

MILES CIRCUIT 
(Walter F. Keefe) 

RICKARDS CIRCUIT 
(Australia) 
(Chris O. Brown) 



GUS SUN CIRCUIT 
. (Gus Sun) 

B. S. MOSS CIRCUIT 
(B. S. Moss) 

PANTAGES CIRCUIT 
(Louis Pincus) 

FEIBER-SHEA CIRCUIT 
(Richard Kearney) 



Gordon and Posty. 

"The College Boy and the Chorus Girl" 
(Talk). 

17 Mins.; One. 

American Roof. 

"Do you think I am a horse?" "No, 
your ears are too big." "Will you do 
my mother and father a favor and 
marry me?" "To prevent milk from 
souring in the summer time keep it in 
the cow." "Why didn't you pay 50 
cents more and get long trousers." 
"That is a birth mark I. got in an up- 
per." "We stand back of every bed 
we sell." Ye9, they know them all. 
That they need new "gags" is beyond 
dispute, and they could also use new 
voices. The act was "No. 2" on the 
Roof, quite an important position for 
it. The song Mr. Gordon used was 
"General Nuisance." Sime. 



Holden and Graham. 

Variety. 

Full Stage. 

American Roof. 

An opening turn of a type thought 
extinct in vaudeville of recent years. 
They do a little of much. The man 
carves an apple thrown at him with a 
knife held in his hand; he sketches on 
a board and does silhouettes. The 
woman dances and assists. They are 
genial toward one another. He refers 
to her as "cute," and she appears to 
smilingly agree. It is the shadowgraph 
matter, however, that is worth any- 
thing at all in the turn, and the man 
might better prepare an act altogether 
along that line than attempt to handle 
what he is now doing, which mean9 
eventual oblivion on any vaudeville 
time of consequence. Sime.. 



"Invasion of Belgium." 
Scenic — Mechanical. 
20 Mins.; Full Stage. 
Columbia. (Feb. 13.) 

The "Invasion of Belgium" as a 
vaudeville act, is, as a lecturer preced- 
ing the actual scene announced, "in- 
genous." In fact, it was this same lec- 
turer who, in a concise and distinct 
verbal address, became the most inter- 
esting feature of the turn promising 
much more than was forthcoming. He 
mentioned the inventor (who was also 
the exhibitor) claimed all patents and 
copyrights, then neglectfully retained 
the name of that person as his own 
secret. After beseeching the good will 
of the audience for the "act" Mr. Lec- 
turer retired. Immediately plain red 
curtains (which leemed much worn) 
rolled back from a raised platform, and 
revealed a miniature view of a farming 
land, presumably in Belgium. A wind- 
mill was whirling, a wagon load of 
straw passed, there was wheat scythed 
down by a manikin figure and it was 
in all such a peaceful country scene as 
may be caught while traveling on the 
D. & W., and when seen you know 
Cortland, N. Y., will be the next stop 
(Cortland interfering with the layout 
of a couple of very good farms in its 
neighborhood.) An invading army is 
announced by motor cycle couriers or 
scouts speeding across the fields. Then 
comes into view in order, slow or fast, 
as the mechanism speeds, a fully 
equipped infantry brigade, from a 
couple of marching battalions to motor 
truck drawn cannons, although the 
latter may be more properly looked 
upon as artillery. The curtains dropped 
while evening bells tolled to denote 
night, when they were again raised, 
then the attack commenced, but upon 
whom or what no one knew. Aero- 
planes seemed to be mostly hit, for 
many tumbled to the ground, while the 
roar of battle was simulated by the old 
reliable tin-sheet thunder and the or- 
chestra kept on playing. Bombs and 
shells bursting were indicated by flying 
or floating red lights, and this scene 
came to an end very mildly, as it had 
proceeded, for the effect desired. "In- 
vasion of Belgium," is along the lines 
of "The Sinking of the Titanic" in exe- 
cution. It is all mechanical, and so 
very well done in the first part, as to 
completeness of detail in the miniature 
figures that it then looked as though 
the latter half would hold up the whole 
sufficiently to make the turn a timely 
vaudeville novelty. But thut end was 
not gained and the act is not for vau- 
deville, unless smaller time at a price. 
Managers must consider if booking the 
"Belgium" act that in a moderate size 
theatre the smallness of the figures 
upon the small stage may cause trouble 
to those in the rear, to distinguish. 

Sime. 

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NEW ACTS THIS WEEK 



Searle Allen and Ed. Howard. 

"A Real PaT (Talk). 

16 Mini.; One (Two Special Drop). 

Palace. 

The action of 4, A Real Pal" takes 
place before a special drop of a coun- 
try store, before which appear Scarle 
Allen and Ed. Howard, addressing 
each other by their first names. Mr. 
Howard met a young woman at Atlan- 
tic City, and came down to this lone- 
some burg to ask her to marry him, 
bringing Mr. Allen as his best man. 
although Allen was not aware of the 
object of the trip until informed in 
front of the drop. Howard leaves to 
look over the prohibition town, wheel- 
ing a baby carriage ahead of him, and 
then the girl appears. Allen tells her 
Howard is married, has a child, and 
proposes himself. He is accepted and 
he gives the girl the wedding ring 
Howard had handed to him to keep 
for the ceremony. Howard returns, 
finds his friend has double crossed 
him, and demands to know whether 
he is a real pal. If he is he must go 
to a showdown right there and then, 
either stick to him or the girl. As 
Howard draws a crate of beer bot- 
tles from the carriage they both exit. 
Allen choosing the beer in preference 
to the lady. The sketch is wholly 
crossfire in two duologs, with Allen 
the center of each. Those familiar 
with the Howard and North sketches, 
of which this Mr. Howard was Frank 
North's stage partner for a long while, 
may recognize a similar outline in this 
skit of two-man story patter, a coun- 
try town, the girl and the baby car- 
riage. The program does not an- 
nounce the author. It may be pre- 
sumed to be Mr. Allen from his past 
writings. Second after intermission at 
the Palace they all did very well, the 
young woman drawing a bit of ap- 
plause for herself in a nice charac- 
terization of a country miss. "A Real 
Pal" won't have any trouble in enter- 
taining anywhere, for Ed Howard is 
still the same excellent straight, while 
in comedy dialog there's no one bet- 
ter versed to plant points than Searle 
Allen. It is also an act capable of 
continually being built up and added 
to. 8im€ 



Adele Rowland and Harry Carroll. 
Songs and Music 
20 Mint.; Two. 
Palace. 

Debutting into vaudeville from musi- 
cal comedy, Adele Rowland has a 
pleasant personality, sings rather agree- 
ably (when not trying rags) and has 
the valuable, as well as the visible, as- 
sistance of Harry Carroll, the com- 
poser. Miss Rowland did four or five 
numbers, together with a recitation 
that may have been responsible for the 
program terming her "The American 
Guilbert." Monday night the audience 
applauded the turn rapturously and 
nearly held up the performance in their 
enthusiasm. Miss Rowland will appeal 
to a nice clientele; and, provided 
the salary figure is mutually ad- 
justed in a satisfactory manner, Miss 
Rowland, with her name, ought to do. 

Rime. 



Harrison Brockbank*s All Star Co. (12). 
"Victor Herbert's Operetta." 
22 Mins.; Full Stage. 
Palace. 

Even so, an all-star groupe of singers 
or musicians cannot send something 
over in vaudeville that has not been 
properly prepared for the digestion of 
that ofttimes particular crowd. It's all 
Victor Herbert, from the billing to the 
music and character costumes of the 
principals. The performance seems like 
an endless chain of the musical suc- 
cesses Mr. Herbert has composed for 
many operas, around 15 in all prog- 
ramed. Naturally allowing for Mr. 
Herbert in his field, where he stands 
unsurpassed, the vaudeville proposition 
is quite different in this instance, but 
had the producers of the condensed 
Herbert review attempted to present a 
lesser number of Herbert numbers in a 
more logical manner and with some 
"production" attention, the scheme 
might have worked to better advantage. 
As laid out for the Palace stage there 
was little to the turn beyond the Her- 
bert music (which is not enough in the 
manner employed) and Mayme Gehrue, 
the life, and the only life, of the doz- 
ened party. Miss Gehrue sang her best 
with much spirit and nimbly danced,' 
putting ginger at two odd moments in- 
to something that should need ginger all 
the time. Just to have the crowd hang 
around singing when necessary without 
leaving the stage or changing their 
character dress seemed too much like 
a select church sociable in a one-horse 
town. A pianiste, celliste and violiniste 
were in the group and listed for solos 
that did not eventuate — thanksl It may 
he a reflection upon the vaudeville fan 
that no applause greeted the opening 
bars of any Herbert tune, possibly ex- 
cepting "Put Down Six and Carry 
Two" from "Babes in Toyland" as sung 
by Miss Gehrue. Neither "I Want to 
be a Prima Donna" from "The En- 
chantress," "The Mascot of the Troop" 
from "Mile. Modiste" nor "I'm Falling 
in Love" from "Naughty Marietta" se- 
cured a bit of noise from in front until 
after each number had finished. Why 
the reflection may exist against the 
vaudeville goer is because Harry Car- 
roll in the Adele Rowland act and Jean 
Schwartz in the Dolly Sisters turn, both 
composers of -popular melodies, who 
played a medley of their own composi- 
tions during their respective appear- 
ances upon the stage, did receive recog- 
nition of the popularity of several of 
their musical hits upon going into the 
opening strains of them. But that's vau- 
deville, anyway! It's awfully funny, 
sort of ragtime, maybe. Harrison 
Brockbank made the production, and 
did what he did in a commendable way. 

Rime. 



Prevost and Brown. 

Comedy Acrobatics. 

9 Mins.; Full Stage (Bounding Mat). 

American Roof. 

Looks like a real comedy acrobatic 
turn that needs but little to make the 
big time. Two men, dressed in ordi- 
nary daytime suits, one, the comedian, 
going in for a boob effect that he nicely 
attains. He has a sneeze and laugh, 
both funny as worked by him, and sev- 
eral other mannerisms are good for 



Hong Kong Mysterious. 

Magic 

9 Mina.; Full Stage. 

Colonial (Feb. 13.) 

"The Hong Kong Mysterious" as 
this turn is called, has no Chinese 
acrobats or acrobatics in it. It is a 
magical act. On a front cloth the 
name of "Nixon" appears written to 
imitate Chinese characters. There was 
a white magician of this name in vau- 
deville and he may be the principal of 
the present act, under the Chinese 
dress and make-up. There isn't much 
doubt his two assistants are merely dis- 
guised as Chinamen. Some very good 
arid new tricks in magic are exhibited. 
Birds, geese and chickens are em- 
ployed among these. Some are "ap- 
pearances," others, "disappearances" 
with nearly all perplexing. The finish- 
ing "disappearance," an illusion in- 
volving live persons, is not good at all, 
gawky and awkward in fact, as well 
in idea as in the carrying out, and it 
lets down the turn badly. The act 
just now will do for small big or big 
small time. It needs to be padded out 
to at least 12 minutes, worked more 
showily, and made to seem much more 
important than it does now, to become 
big time material. There is enough in 
the act — what it must or should have 
is showmanship in the selling. A start 
might be made in change of title. 
"Honk Kong Mysterious" runs too 
closely to "The Pekin Mysteries." The 
first title also suggests the nature of 
a Chinese combination athletic and 
magical turn, such as "The Pekin 
Mysteries" is and which "Hong Kong 
Mysterious" is not. Sime. 



Donnolly and Dorothy. 
Songs, Talk and Dances. 
16 Mins.; One. 
American Roof. 

Of the four mixed two-acts on the 
American Roof bill the first half, Don- 
nolly and Dorothy were the only couple 
to show anything, in work, material 
ability or class. Therefore, coming at 
the tag end of the quartet of twos, they 
might have looked much better than if 
in faster company. The boy has an 
English style about him, in dress and 
dancing, which, if he is not from the 
other side, might have been suggested 
by Laddie Cliff. The girl does her part 
quite neatly, and while not a comer 
vocally she did well enough with her 
partner for the small time. They open 
before a special drop having a garden 
wall effect. Later this becomes a trans- 
parency, with the boy on one side danc- 
ing, the girl, similarly dressed, on the 
other, being the double which the audi- 
ence believes is the shadow. They be- 
lieve that, for this couple do this simul- 
taneous stepping as faithfully, for the 
small bit it is, as the Schwarz Brothers. 
They pleased very much up to their 
encore, preceded by an announcement. 
There wasn't much choice between the 
two. The act is all right for small time. 

Sime. 

comedy purposes. His ground work 
and that from off the mat do very well, 
but this portion is stalled somewhat and 
useless tricks employed. It's on odd 
lines for a turn of its kind and is easily 
capable of building up. Sim*. 



Valerie Bergere and Co. (5). 

"Little Cherry Blossom," 

20 Mina.; Full Stage ( Special Set). 

Colonial 

Stephen G. Champlin, the drummer 
of the orchestra at the Bush wick thea- 
tre, is the author of Valerie Bergere's 
latest Japanese sketch, and to tell the 
truth it has turned out a vehicle for 
her that is by far the best of the Jap 
sketches Miss Bergere has tried since 
achieving her success in "Madam But- 
terfly." Sitting in the pit, Steve has 
had an opportunity to see many acts 
and pick up the thread of the plot, when 
there was any. Perhaps he at one time 
or another saw Miss Bergere in an- 
other Japanese sketch that she had 
about two years ago. The idea of the 
characters in the original have been 
retained to a certain extent, although 
there is a new plot. The same effect, 
that of juggling with the English 
tongue, is used by Miss Bergere for 
comedy purposes as it was in the form, 
er playlet. The story briefly tells of 
an American engineer in Japan to en- 
ter a bid on construction work. A rival 
company has representatives there who 
keep their identity a secret. The 
young American has through a kind- 
ness of a Japanese official been quar- 
tered at the home of a wealthy Jap- 
anese family, the daughter of which is 
Sakura San (Cherry Blossom) played 
by Miss Bergere. She falls in love 
with the Yankee, and after rescuing his 
bids on the construction job from the 
representatives of the rival concern, 
who have stolen t